Date: 9/4/18 7:54 pm
From: Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [CVBirds] Possable female Rufous or female Allen's hummingbird

Female and immature Rufous and Allen's can really only be separated with a
good still photo of the spread tail.

This time of year, Rufous is far more common (I'd say Rufous until proven
otherwise)-- and the fact that it's aggressive points to Rufous over

I'll also add that you could be seeing multiple birds, as they are moving
thru in numbers now.

On Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 4:30 PM, <aeriesailor...>
[central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> wrote:

> I haw been watching a female Rufous or Allen's hummingbird at my feeder in
> Carmichael for about 2 weeks. Very defensive of the feeder. Any clues on
> how to get positive ID. Bird has a perch about 3 feet from window so I am
> getting great views, but can't get a positive ID.
> Mark Littlefield

Steve Hampton
Davis, CA

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