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TexasCobra

hummingbird Central Texas 78070 on 12-30-2017

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13 minutes ago, MerMaeve said:

Allen's or Rufus.

Rufous is much, much more likely in central Texas. I like female RUHU for your bird.

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While Rufous is much more likely, no additional photos would be able to confirm that over Allen's without showing a spread tail.  Allen's is not unheard of east of their breeding range.  

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I'd go with Rufous (named for the color, not a cracker) on probability and on the apparent wideness of the left r4 (the next tail feather in from the left side of the tail) though, again, I wouldn't put a lot down on that bet.

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16 hours ago, Tony Leukering said:

I'd go with Rufous (named for the color, not a cracker) on probability and on the apparent wideness of the left r4 (the next tail feather in from the left side of the tail) though, again, I wouldn't put a lot down on that bet.

What's a rufous cracker?  Googling the term returned no useful results.

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2 hours ago, Tony Leukering said:

Sorry, a pitiful Florida joke.  You know, Rufus, the old cracker living back in the swamp, poaching wildlife and making 'shine.

Oh, Cooter's cousin!  Why didn't ya say so?  Yeah, I know the boy...

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