Rufous Hummingbird

Selasphorus rufus

ML186585511


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Thomas Moorman
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eBird Checklist S61265609
US-MS-Madison-104 Silvertree Xing - 32.4308x-90.0891
Madison, Mississippi, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 32.4308, -90.0891 Map

Age
Not specified
Sex
Not specified
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

Continuing - present for at least one week now, still only using flowers and aerial foraging for insects, NOT using feeders. Heard the call note - it was a high, clear "tyerk" - not raspy or sharp per Allen's. Rufous flanks, gorget has one spot on each lower, outer feather tract that reflects metallic orange in good light, remainder of gorget lined but colored feathers are not yet molting. Crown is grayish-green. Overall appearance is compact, wings shorter than tail, white tips to outer 3 retrices. Feeding on pineapple sage, cigar plant, and aerial insects. Subsequently, the bird landed in an Althea bush about 8 feet from me - so in effort to confirm species I played both rufous and Allen's calls. He became agitated and hovered within 4 feet of me in response to the rufous call, but had no notable reaction to the Allen's call. Not wanting to disturb the bird I did not repeat.

Technical Information

Model
NIKON D5200
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
300 mm
Shutter speed
1/500 sec
ISO
3200
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
6,654KB
Dimensions
6000 x 4000

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