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Allen's Hummingbird

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MaleZerb21Palos Verdes Peninsula, California, March 2008
Male
Zerb21
Palos Verdes Peninsula, California, March 2008
Selasphorus sasin

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[edit] Identification

L. 3-3 1/2 in (8-9 cm)
Very small hummingbird

FemaleraulroaLocation:  Whittier Narrows Nature Center South El Monte, California, March 2007
Female
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Location: Whittier Narrows Nature Center South El Monte, California, March 2007

[edit] Male

  • Iridescent green crown and back
  • Rufous rump and tail
  • Bright, iridescent copper-red gorget
    • Appears dark when not in direct sunlight
  • White breast
  • Rufous sides

[edit] Female

  • Bronze-green above, including central tail feathers
  • White-tipped rufous outer tail feathers
  • Flecked throat
  • White underparts with rust tinge on flanks

[edit] Similar Species

See Rufous Hummingbird

JuvenilePhoto by sheilachHarbor, Oregon, August 2004
Juvenile
Photo by sheilach
Harbor, Oregon, August 2004

[edit] Distribution

North America:
Breeds along the coast from southern Oregon to southern California.

Resident in southern California. Also winters in Mexico.

[edit] Taxonomy

There are two subspecies:

[edit] Subspecies [1]

Male in pursuitPhoto by RedwingWalnut, California, March 2009
Male in pursuit
Photo by Redwing
Walnut, California, March 2009
  • S. s. sasin:
  • S. s. sedentarius:

[edit] Habitat

Coastal chaparral, brushland, and edges of redwood forests. Visits garden feeders.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Breeding

The 2 white eggs are laid in a tiny, tightly woven cup placed on a sheltered branch.

[edit] Vocalisation

A low chup, and an excited zeeee chuppity-chup

[edit] References

FemalePhoto by RedwingWalnut, California, June 2008
Female
Photo by Redwing
Walnut, California, June 2008
  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.

[edit] External Links

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