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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
6
3
1
1
4
Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird
2

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
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2
1

© John Garrett

Average Quality
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2
1
1
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1
1
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3
2
1
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3

© John Garrett

Average Quality

© John Garrett

Average Quality
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2
2
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Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes