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Costa's Hummingbird
This is a molting male. Scarce in most of Northern California, this is an arid desert species that seems quite out of place here in San Francisco where it was found on 18 August by Nina Bai . Note the very elongated corners to the iridescent purple gorget which help identify this species. I believe the small grayish-white patch on the crown is composed of newly grown feathers still in their sheaths.
Location
Presidio, San Francisco, California, USA.
Date taken
21 August 2021
Scientific name
Calypte costae
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Mmmmm.... what a wee beauty this is and congrats to the finder too.

A fabulous picture Joe - thanks lad.
 

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Category
North America
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jmorlan
Date added
View count
199
Comment count
2

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Device
Canon Canon PowerShot SX70 HS
Aperture
ƒ/6.5
Focal length
247.0 mm
Exposure time
1/320 second(s)
ISO
320
Filename
Costa'sHummingbirdIMG_7944.jpg
File size
248.3 KB
Date taken
Sat, 21 August 2021 3:04 PM
Dimensions
1024px x 928px

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