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Humming Bird at 5800 ft elevation???


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Broad-tailed Hummingbird. Note the rufous on the tail feathers, the long tail, the red-pink gorget on the throat but a green forehead, unlike Anna's Hummingbird. And I'll bet it made a high pitched metallic buzzing or humming sound as it flew by.

Broad-tails like high elevations. Then again, just about any hummingbird can be seen at Beatty Guest Ranch. I think the most I ever saw there at once was 9 species...

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On 3/20/2020 at 11:35 PM, AlexHenry said:

Broad-tails like high elevations

I watched a documentary about Hummers a few years ago on PBS. I think it was Peru and the birds were so high in the mountains it should have been almost impossible to fly but they had adapted, can't remember the details of how they did it but the doc is well worth watching if it comes back - amazing birds.

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4 hours ago, RobinHood said:

I watched a documentary about Hummers a few years ago on PBS. I think it was Peru and the birds were so high in the mountains it should have been almost impossible to fly but they had adapted, can't remember the details of how they did it but the doc is well worth watching if it comes back - amazing birds.

I remember seeing that too. It was amazing!

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