Jump to content
Whatbird Community

Rufous or maybe Allen Hummingbird


Recommended Posts

Female Rufous/Allen's can't be IDed without good photos of spread tail, or based on range / time of year. If both Rufous and Allens are possible where you are, then it should be left as Rufous/Allens.

Males are easier to ID based on more obvious differences in tail feather shape (Rufous has a notched R2), color of back (all rufous or only flecked green = Rufous, mostly green could be either but is more likely Allens), and the display.

Edited by AlexHenry
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Rufous is the only realistic option in that area, Allen's are a more southern and coastal species. Reasonably pure Allen's extend just into the extreme southern coastal Oregon, where they then extensively hybridize with Rufous. By the time you get as far north and inland as Grant's Pass, they should all be pure Rufous. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...