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Costas hummingbird (female)
Calypte costae

Costas hummingbird (female)
Female Costa's hummingbird feeding at a chuparosa (Justicia californica). Ajo, AZ.
Costas hummingbird (female)
Costas hummingbird (female)
Costas hummingbird (female)
Costas hummingbird (female)
Costas hummingbird (female)

Size: 3.5 inches
Overall Color: green/white
Occurrence: widespread
Diet: nectar, insects
Nest: small cup
Field Identification: green back, white belly
Season: year-round


Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Apodiformes
Family: 41 Trochilidae (hummingbirds)
Genus: Calypte
Species: costae

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