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      Found a baby bird or a sick or injured bird?   07/11/17

      Here is a short article with advice for what to do if you find a baby bird or one that appears to be sick or injured. Bird rescue article Please feel free to post here if you have questions or need more help.
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ausnic44

help with hummingbird ID

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Pictures taken this morning, S/W MS gulf coast.  ruby should be gone, only other possibly is rufous

first two pictures same bird, feeder on front porch

37744343284_cfcf3ede36_b.jpgIMG_3766 by H W, on Flickr

37744341894_3a59c6915a_b.jpgIMG_3768 by H W, on Flickr

picture taken at feeder on rear porch, this bird chased away another

26682674219_317ebf2de9_b.jpgIMG_3762 by H W, on Flickr

 

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With the short tail and club-shaped primaries, this looks like a Black-chinned.

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thanks psweet, it will be a lifer for me. and ebird shows it as rare, so before I report it, I would like a confirmation............

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The 2nd shot, showing the very broad primaries, is key. Ruby/throated have narrower primaries. Not sure what the 2nd bird is. 

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Black-chinned and Rufous are both overwintering varieties for South Mississippi. Rufous is more common, but it looks like you have a nice black chinned.  I am very jealous of your hummingbirds! When can I come visit?:D

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misspt just let me know when, tomorrow morning I an going on the seaman road tour

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