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Calliope hummingbird (male)
Spellula calliope

Size: 3 inches
Overall Color: green
Occurrence: widespread
Diet: insects, nectar, spiders
Nest: cup
Field Identification: red iridescent streaked throat and gorget, smallest N. Amer. Bird, white breast and belly
Season: spring, fall

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

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