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Rufous or Allen's hummingbird? Texas 78070

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I hate to be a bore, but I would like to know how to distinguish the two species.  This male bird is showing more of the adult plumage.

Rufous Hummingbird

 

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This bird is an adult male Rufous, with the entirely rufous back. This is the only age/sex/plumage combination that is identifiable without either photos of a spread tail or banding. 

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Anything that is not an adult male Rufous is not identifiable with photos like this.

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