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Allen's or Rufous Hummingbird, California

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Old Sunday 24th June 2018, 16:12   #1
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Allen's or Rufous Hummingbird, California

I normally have both species here in northern California and wanted to make sure this adult male is a Rufous and not an Allen's.

I'd appreciate your comments.
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Old Sunday 24th June 2018, 20:55   #2
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R2 looks to be notched making this a mature male Rufous
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Old Sunday 24th June 2018, 21:18   #3
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Looks like Rufous for me Vicki
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Old Monday 25th June 2018, 16:14   #4
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Thanks to both of you for your comments.

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Old Monday 25th June 2018, 22:53   #5
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I would go for Allen's Hummingbird here. I am not seeing the distinct notch anywhere that a male Rufous should have on its R2, but I am seeing very narrow tail feathers, which is consistent with Allen's, and even those Rufous that do have green backs rarely have them as extensively green as this.

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