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Scintillant Hummingbird

Selasphorus scintilla

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Small hummingbird, unique orange throat distinguishes male from all other hummingbirds in limited range. Female less obvious; she has speckled throat, orangey flanks, and all-rufous tail with black band and buffy tips. Focus on tail pattern. Found in fairly open areas, including forest edge and gardens.

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Neotropical Birds

Life histories of all species breeding in Mexico, Central America, and South America