Friday, October 12, 2012

Today's Bird: Buff-Belled Hummingbird

Today's Bird is the Buff-Bellied Hummingbird.  Even with all that name, he still lives here in the United States.  He's the only Rio Grande Valley local hummer.  The other ones we get--Ruby-Throated, Black-Chinned and the occasional Allen's, are all migrants.  But the Buff-Bellied Hummers are around pretty much all the time.

If you look really closely, you'll be able to see my favorite feature--at tiny black tip on an otherwise orange bill.  I took this picture at Estero Llano Grande State Park on September 1, 2012.

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