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I hear like you see — like that hummingbird outside that window for instance.

Quotation by Ray Charles

Blue-throated Hummingbird: Have you seen this bird?

Blue-throated Hummingbird: Have you seen this bird?

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Blue-throated Hummingbird

The Blue-Throated Hummingbird, Lampornis clemenciae, is a species of hummingbird, a member of the Trochilidae family of birds.

The species gets its name from the adult male’s iridescent blue throat patch (gorget), but the female lacks this, having a plain gray throat.

Identification Tips:
• Length: 5.25 inches
• Long, thin bill
• Large hummingbird
• White stripe behind eye
• White malar streak
• Green upperparts
• Grayish underparts
• Black, rounded tail with broad white tips
• United States ranged restricted to southeastern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico and west Texas. Stray elsewhere.

Adult male:
• Blue throat (black in poor light)

Similar species:
The male Blue-throated Hummingbird is unmistakeable. Female is similar to female Magnificent Hummingbird but has large white tips to tail and white malar streak. Other hummingbirds are much smaller.

The Blue-throated Hummingbird is native to mountain woodlands of Mexico. However during summer it is an uncommon resident of moist, wooded canyons in the parts of southeastern Arizona, southern New Mexico, and western Texas and northern parts of Mexico.

Like other hummingbirds, the Blue-throated Hummingbird feeds on nectar from flowers and catches insects in flight and by gleaning from vegetation. In winter, sap from wells drilled by sapsuckers may substitute for nectar.

 

 

I hear like you see — like that hummingbird outside that window for instance.

Quotation by Ray Charles

 

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