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Arizona Hummingbirds

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Hi all,

Happy New Year.

I was last week in Arizona, Phoenix and Tucson, and saw a few hummingbirds. I'm afraid I'm not good at identifying them, so I'm hoping to have comments or confirmations. 

Thanks

Picture #1 - What: Possibly Anna's - Where: Granada Park, Phoenix, AZ (https://ebird.org/hotspot/L815678) - When: Dec. 23

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Picture #2 - What: I think this is a Costa's because of the white / light grey underparts - Where: McDowell Mountain Regional Park, Phoenix, AZ (https://ebird.org/hotspot/L388509) - When: Dec. 24

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Picture #3 - What: male Costa's ? - Where: Sabino Canyon, Tucson, AZ (https://ebird.org/hotspot/L129072) - When: Dec. 26

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Picture #4 - What: Possibly Anna's, but the rufous flanks have me thinking ... - Where: Sabino Dam (same as previous, a bit more upstream) - When: Dec. 26

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19 hours ago, AlexHenry said:

Picture 2 is definitely female Costa’s.

Thanks.

Hopefully, others can help with the others.

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Thanks ... again.

Yes, I think the first one is a Anna's and the second a Costa's.

Third, I'm not sure.

As for the fourth one, you're probably right. Because of the rufous sides, I thought it could have been a broad tailed (they are a few reported in the area that late) but the color is not extensive enough.

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Broad-tailed Hummingbird may be possible but I typically think of them at significantly higher elevations. I'd definitely lean Anna's but I suppose I'm not sure.

I'm quite certain the 2nd photo is Costa's Hummingbird, based on the very compact, hunched up shoulders look and the very pale underside.

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