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I may be doing my searching wrong on ebird, but I can't find a recent sighting ((last one 2018) of Broad-Tailed in Baldwin county, AL.  It is hard to see in the picture, but there was a rufous wash on the upper flanks.  I hope to get the opportunity to take a better photograph. 

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@Tony Leukering--I am in touch with these people: http://www.hummingbirdresearch.net/p89.html  


 Hopefully the little fellow will come back and can be banded, whatever he is. Form their website, "Wintering hummingbirds documented in the Southeast so far by Hummingbird Research, Inc. are Ruby-throated, Black-chinned, Rufous, Allen’s, Broad-tailed, Calliope, Buff-bellied, Anna’s, Costa’s, and Broad-billed Hummingbirds."

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12 hours ago, floraphile said:

Yes.  I detected the sarcasm.  

Ya know, my sarcasm detector usually works pretty well, and I'm on record as not fond of Tony's style at times, but I must have missed the sarcasm in this one.  It looked like a legitimate question to me.  We don't see enough of this bird to make a call.

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3 hours ago, MCTX said:

I have been struggling with these same types of pictures and birds for the last month.  A local expert in Texas sent me this link  https://fieldguidetohummingbirds.com/broad-tailed-rufous-allens-calliope/  It is really hard for me to tell the difference at my skill level, and I still can't make out most of them even with good pictures.

Great reference.  Thank you for sharing. ? 

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