Photo Quiz 3

photo quiz 

Photo Courtesy of Andy Bankert 

Answer to Photo Quiz 2: Fast wing beat, long bill, and small size make this a hummingbird. Drab appearance make it immature or female.  This bird’s long, thin body shape rules out Anna’s and Calliope. Costa’s are on the stockier side as well.  Note that Broad-billeds have flesh-color at the base of the mandible.  Broad-tailed sports more cinnamon on the sides. This bird has more dingy color below, lighter green upper sides, and a slightly longer and more decurved bill than Ruby-throat. This, combined with the plain cheek and dull cap, suggests BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD. 

This photo was taken on July 9th 2008 in Portal, AZ 

2009-03-07T11:52:58+00:00