Friday, 2 November 2007

Rare Hummingbirds of the United States

A list of sightings from the Hummingbird World webpage here

The Green Violet-Ear has been recorded in Texas, Wisconsin and several other states.

The Bahama Woodstar and the Cuban Emerald have occurred in Florida.

In early March 1998 a Violet-Crowned Hummingbird appeared at a feeder in the Lake Jackson area on the North Texas coast.

In November 1997 a Green-Breasted Mango appeared at a feeder in Corpus Christi, Texas. A bird of this species was also seen in Texas in 1992.

The Xantus' Hummingbird has occurred in California and British Columbia.

A Cinnamon Hummingbird has been seen in Arizona.

Arizona also gets annual records of Berylline Hummingbird and White-eared Hummingbird. In many years there is a record or two of Plain-Capped Starthroat.


The Vapour Trailer said...

So Bahama Woodstar and Emerald Green should be band-names, right? The first some kind of reggae-funk outfit maybe. And the last?

Sid Leavitt said...

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