Monday, January 14, 2013

Violet-crowned Hummingbird in the Valley?!!

Violet-crowned Hummingbird in Ahwatukee, AZ, January 2013, Photo by Denny Green.
As reported by Arizona wildlife photographer Denny Green -

Introducing Vinny  ...  the violet-crowned hummingbird.  This hummingbird is a Southern species and might be the first time a violet-crowned has been seen in Maricopa County.  Vinny is a male with an aggressive and protective birdsonality.  Typical of an Anna's male he is a great  flyer and a beautiful bird.  I've spent hours watching this guy and I feel lucky to see him and hear him.


Violet-crowned Hummingbird in Ahwatukee, AZ, January 2013, Photo by Denny Green.


It has also been an unusual hummingbird year here at my backyard in Mesa.  Usually I just have Anna's hummingbirds at my feeders, but in the last year I've also had Rufous, Black-chinned, Costa's, and even a Broad-billed who has been here since November!

My backyard Broad-billed Hummingbird showing how he feels about being
out-shined by Denny Green's Violet-crowned Hummingbird!
Photo by LuAnne Hedblom

2 comments:

  1. Wow! that really is something special!
    Is that sat someone's house?

    ReplyDelete

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