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Checklist S43990863

 
Location
S. Mentor Ave, Los Angeles County, California, US ( Map )
Date and Effort
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:13 AM
Protocol:
Stationary
Party Size:
1
Duration:
1 hour(s), 45 minute(s)
Observers:
John Garrett
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.36
Species
32 species (+1 other taxa) total
1
Band-tailed Pigeon
6
Mourning Dove
3
White-throated Swift
1
Anna's Hummingbird
1
Rufous Hummingbird
4
Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird
2
Calliope Hummingbird

A bit early; a female visited several times, and a male briefly and only once, the flowers of a Victorian box and a California lilac. Neither stayed for more than several seconds, being immediately expelled by the hordes of other Selasphorus.

The female was a tiny, compact hummingbird, smaller than Rufous/Allen's, with a shorter bill and tail which had virtually no orange at the base. The sides/flanks were a light buff, less orange than Rufous/Allen's. The throat was lightly marked in small dark streaks/speckles, and had no central red spot. Despite brief views, I could see the small white spot in the lores, giving the face a distinctive look. I managed a few photos when it briefly perched.

The male was unmistakable: tiny, bright green above including the crown, with a distinctive streaked, magenta gorget.

© John Garrett

Average Quality

© John Garrett

Average Quality
2
Turkey Vulture
1
Red-tailed Hawk (calurus/alascensis)
2
Acorn Woodpecker
2
Mitred Parakeet
1
Pacific-slope Flycatcher

© John Garrett

Average Quality
1
Black Phoebe
2
American Crow
1
Common Raven
1
Mountain Chickadee
2
Bewick's Wren
1
Red-whiskered Bulbul
1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2
Northern Mockingbird
2
European Starling
10
Cedar Waxwing
2
Pine Siskin
3
Lesser Goldfinch
2
Lawrence's Goldfinch
1
American Goldfinch
2
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
3
White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's)

© John Garrett

Average Quality

© John Garrett

Average Quality
2
Lincoln's Sparrow
2
California Towhee
2
Hooded Oriole
1
Orange-crowned Warbler
3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes