Costa’s HummingBird

Calypte costae

The Costa’s Hummingbird is a desert southwest specialist. In the extreme heat of the summer it will look for cooler wooded  habitats up-slope and nearby. Rarely these birds have been found as far north as British Columbia and Alaska. One image (the last one) in this gallery is of a female bird in south Texas, which is well outside of its expected range in California and Arizona. This image may require further review before a positive ID can be applied.

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