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Need help with hummingbird - So. Cal. (1 Viewer)

dant1999

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I saw this bird this morning in the foothills near Los Angeles. Any thoughts as to what this is? I am thinking this is a female calliope hummingbird because of the long wings and orange on the flanks. I do not have experience with this species so wanted second opinions (and want to make sure this is not rufous/Allen's).
 

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chris butterworth

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Agree with female Calliope. Female Rufous and Allen's usually have a more noticeable throat patch, a rufous supercillium behind the eye ( not just a small white spot ) and shorter wings.
 
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