Saturday, July 13, 2013

Hummingbird Banding in Idaho

Greetings from Boise,

I was lucky enough to be able to join in on some hummingbird banding in Idaho City this morning.  It was definitely the day to be there!  Not only did we catch an unusual hummingbird for Idaho, we also caught a hybrid hummingbird!  Of course catching quite a few Rufous, many Black-chinneds, and lots of Calliope will make any day a good one.

A hybrid hummingbird-what are your
thoughts on this hybrid?
A fairly unusual bird in Idaho, an Anna's Hummingbird
A head on look at the Anna's Hummingbird



2 comments:

Ethan Rising said...

Broad Tailed x Calliope??

Eric Ripma said...

Close! Calliope is correct . . .
For better photos and the answer go to: http://idahobirdobservatory.boisestate.edu/blog/hybrid-hummingbird-in-idaho-city/