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all near Palm springs, ca from this week. thanks!

1. Immature male Costa's.

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2. Male BCHU? One photo is overexposed...but are the same bird.

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3. Female COHU or BCHU? 

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4. Another female: 

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5. Female:

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6. Final one. 

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Question: How do you tell female COHU from BCHU?

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1 Yes obviously also great photo

2 I think Costa’s - I think I see long gorget corners - but not sure 

3 tough one, neck is stretched out which gives the impression of Black-chinned, but the tail is short - I’d go with Costa’s but not sure

4 Not sure

5 is Black-chinned for sure 

6 not sure

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13 hours ago, kansabirdguy said:

So jealous of all the hummingbird variety in the west!

Yep, in Palm Springs at any time of year there’s rufous in spring/fall, Anna’s all year, costas in spring/summer, and BCHU in spring/summer. Here in Orange County we get rufous spring/ summer, Allen’s ( year round and actually, surprisingly our most common hummer, ), Anna’s year round( second most common), Costas spring, summer, winter has low #s, and BCHU uncommon in spring/summer. 

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