Date: 6/23/19 10:23 am From: Robert O'Brien <baro...> Subject: [obol] Hybrid Rufous Hummers
On the subject of hybrid Rufous Hummers, I've been watching feeder hummers here for 45 years + and in that time have seen huge increases in numbers but only 2 standout, 'unusual' ones.
About 20 years ago i had a bright male Rufous with a green back............ A subadult? About 15 years ago I had an 'obvious' hybrid Rufous/Anna's male. Mostly like a Rufous but with a bright red forehead and intermediate in size. This is a 'known' hybrid, originally illustrated and named as Florescii's Hummingbird by the famous British ornithologist/artist/publisher John Gould in 1861.