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Grenada Hummingbirds (1 Viewer)


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In Grenada a few years back, in June, I saw four types of hummingbirds -

Purple-throated Carib
Green-throated Carib
Antillean Crested Hummingbird
and one which I understood at the time (although my bird book was basic and didn't cover it) to be a Rufous Hummingbird. It was much harder to find than the other three.

I believe there are no other hummingbirds commonly seen in Grenada.

But now I understand that the rufous hummingbird is a summer visitor to NW USA and Canada and winters in Central America, so that would make this ID seem unlikely. Can anyone confirm what this was?


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Grenada is supposed to have four species of hummingbirds according to Raffaele et al. You correctly name the first three, and the fourth one is Rufous-breasted Hermit, which could become "rufous hummer" if someone is a little sloppy. Local names are reported to include Brown Hummingbird and other variations of brown.

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