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January and February 2002 hummer sightings
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Nov 27th, 2pm - cloudy day (photo from previous page)                       Friday, Nov 30th, 8am - sunny day.

Wed, Nov 28th, 1pm - very rainy day, so photo quality not too good. I think this as the same bird as that above left.
Sat, Dec 1st, 1pm - sunny. I think this is the same bird as that above right.
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© Helen Baines 2001

This page was last updated on: February 19, 2002

Both these birds are probably immature male Rufous Hummingbirds (Selasphorus rufus). As the molt progresses it should be easier to tell, but up to 5% of adult male Rufouses do have some green on the back, making them difficult to separate from Allen's (Selasphorus sasin) in the field.
The bird on the right appears to be a new Selasphorus Hummingbird. The difference in coloration is not just due to the lighting. There is more rufous coloring on the nape and lower back, and there are differences in the left wing coverts. If only I could see them both together!
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January and February 2002 hummer sightings