Date: 5/23/18 5:34 pm
From: Cliff and Lisa Weisse <cliffandlisa...> [ible] <ible-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Intriguing Hummer--Costa's Likely
Looking better all the time...

Cliff


On 05/23/2018 06:13 PM, Heidi Ware wrote:
> UPDATE: Costa's Likely
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> From Carl Lundblad (comment on Idaho Bird Sightings and Discussion)
> "From Sheri Williamson, hummingbird expert, bander, and author of A
> Field Guide to Hummingbirds of North America: "Costa's is what I'd
> call her. The pale eyebrow is a characteristic shared with Anna's but
> not with either of the Archilochus, and the apparently "generic" inner
> primary shapes further eliminate Ruby-throated". I also sent this to
> another hummingbird expert/bander in the Las Vegas area (where people
> are constantly mistaking Costa's and Anna's for Archilochus)."
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> Cliff, to your comments about Anna's: The thing that gets me is the
> birder who found it doesn't have experience w/ costas (she had
> originally noticed the small size and had been considering Calliope or
> even Rufous), but she has been able to now consistently photograph
> this bird among a mix of Black-chinned (she added more photos
> today)...that tells me it must be extremely small to stand out so much?
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> On Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 5:31:31 PM MDT, Cliff and Lisa Weisse
> <CliffandLisa...> wrote:
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> Interesting bird. Solidly green central rects further eliminate
> Calliope. Inner primaries look wide so it's not an Archilochus, which
> leaves Calypte. As for Anna's vs Costa's - tough call. The straight
> bill actually favors Anna's but the really short R5 on the photo of
> the bird hovering more vertically is a good mark for Costa's. Clean
> white undertail coverts too? Someone should try to get video, hoping
> to record call note. And more photos.
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> Thanks for getting this posted Heidi.
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> Cliff
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> On 05/23/2018 02:13 PM, Heidi Ware <heidithebirdnerd...>
> <mailto:<heidithebirdnerd...> [ible] wrote:
>> Hi all,
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>> Jeremy Halka and I are sitting in the IBO offices obsessing about
>> this hummer photo on Facebook. Based on description of "very tiny"
>> and field marks including straight short bill, light supercilium, and
>> lack of buffy color (eliminating Calliope from consideration) we are
>> wondering if there's any chance this is a vagrant *female Costa's*?
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>> NOTHING is confirmed yet, but figured I'd get the sighting out there
>> just in case
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>> Near Aubrey Springs Ranch, Picabo. Sighting by Jeanene Parker
>> https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2411952555497242&set=gm.1892519680792643&type=3&theater&ifg=1
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>> We've asked Jeanene for more photos/info
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>> ~Heidi
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> Cliff and Lisa Weisse
> Island Park, Idaho
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