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Old Tuesday 14th March 2017, 03:49   #1
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Question Green Mexican Hummingbird

Dear birdwatchers.
I am from Europe and I travelled to Mexico (San Luis Potosi).
Here I saw and recorded my first hummingbird.
I was searching the Internet but couldn't find what kind of hummingbird it is.
My ideas were it's a female Abeillia abeillei or Chlorostilbon canivetii, but they still look a little different than my hummingbird.

Could somebody expirienced with hummingbird watching please help me to determine what it is on my photos in attachment? All photos are just one bird.
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Old Saturday 25th March 2017, 03:11   #2
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I don't think it's a Abeillia abeillei; they occur further south. It might be Chlorostilbon canivetii. Were you in town when you saw this hummingbird, or was it somewhere in the region. I can't see the bill very well; was there any red?
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Old Saturday 25th March 2017, 08:57   #3
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Lightbulb Cynanthus latirostris

Hello, thank you very much for your response.
The next day I saw one more hummingbird. I suppose it is the male of the same species. After more research I also discovered Cynanthus latirostris. My idea is that both of these hummingbirds are this one.
Would you agree?
Thanks.

P.S.: I was in a long abandoned warehouse with trees and grass inside the SLP city.
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Old Wednesday 29th March 2017, 02:54   #4
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That's definitely the male Cynanthus latirostris. They get up into the U.S. where I've seen them before. I expect you're right that the other pictures are of the same species, but the bill color would probably be diagnostic...

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Old Wednesday 29th March 2017, 06:18   #5
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Hello, Jim.

Thank you for your confirmation.

I didn't see any red on the female's bill. It was something like light brown or grey. I was mainly focused on recording, so the pictures are the best memory for me :)

My thought is that in the city there is low probability that two species of humming bird are living at the same place. But it can be wrong :)
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Old Thursday 30th March 2017, 20:15   #6
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Well, that depends a lot on where the city is. Where I live (Seattle in NW US) we have two species, only one is here year round. But... if you go to the city of Santa Teresa in Brazil, you can go to the Museum there, and they have (as I recall) at least 16 species coming to their feeders. I hope you get a chance to visit some of the hummingbird meccas, like Mindo in Ecuador, it's an experience that is truly unforgettable...
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I have always wanted to see a hummingbird in person! to hear the sound of their wings must be an awesome experience.
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