Jump to content
Whatbird Community

Recommended Posts

Taken yesterday in Maricopa County, AZ yesterday. Noted the rufous coloration mostly on wings. 

 

1996C258-4684-4D4E-A61C-1AC353B87A31.jpeg

914AC960-D608-41C7-8170-8C0ED704937D.jpeg

DC22B415-FF66-460D-A8E0-002B5B3FE0DD.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, Jefferson Shank said:

It is a Broad-tailed Hummingbird.

The buff-colored wings is probably the sun combined with wing blur.

Thank you, That’s what I thought at first but didn’t see buffy flanks. TY very much.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is definitely not a Broad-tailed. They have rufous outer tail feathers.

Based on the large, broad tail with rounded tips and limited black, I would call this an Anna's.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 

This is definitely not a Broad-tailed. They have rufous outer tail feathers.

Based on the large, broad tail with rounded tips and limited black, I would call this an Anna's.

@akandula, your right... I don't know what I was thinking! :)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Broad-tailed sticks to higher elevations. This looks like a palm tree, so low elevation.

 @Usha a good spot for Broad-tailed Hummer is high elevations on Pinal Peak. Not in Maricopa County, but only about an hour from Phoenix.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you all for your help. @AlexHenry, during migration, they comedown to our elevation too. Thank you for the tip about pinal peak. Plan to get up there one of these days.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
58 minutes ago, Usha said:

Thank you all for your help. @AlexHenry, during migration, they comedown to our elevation too. Thank you for the tip about pinal peak. Plan to get up there one of these days.


Lower elevations good for Gray Vireo, Juniper Titmouse, Crissal Thrasher, Scott’s and Hooded Orioles. Higher elevations good for Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Virginia’s Warbler, Grace’s Warbler, Western and Hepatic Tanagers. I saw a Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher up there once. Also Short-tailed Hawk has been seen occasionally up there but I never got lucky. 
 

If you go I suggest getting lunch at Drift Inn in Globe. Great green chile burger and beer.

Share this post


Link to post
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.


×
×
  • Create New...