Berylline Hummingbird (Amazilia beryllina), Miller Canyon, Cochise County
This Berylline Hummingbird was
discovered by Dave Pearson at the Beatty's feeders in Miller Canyon on 27 May
2009 and photographed by Gary Broussard on 28 May 2009 and by Chris West on 30
Berylline is a rare summer visitor to the Sky Islands of SE Arizona. It
has nested and appears to be increasingly regular.
of green body, gray belly and rufous wing patch unique. This appears to be
an immature female because of the gray belly and mottled throat. The
rufous appearance of the belly in the third photo is probably due to reflection
of light off the red feeder.
28 May 2009, photo by Gary Broussard
30 May 2009, photos by Chris WestAll photos are copyrighted© by photographer
Submitted on 31 May 2009