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Unknown Hummers In My Area

Posted by kelledia (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 24, 08 at 21:11

Last year my family only had Ruby-Throats at the feeders,and this year we haven't seen a single one. Instead, we have at least three Black-Chinned, and now a Hummer has appeared that has us all totally perplexed. It is silver-grey all over, and seems larger, longer and 'sleeker' than any hummingbird I've seen. I work with a lady who lives 3 or 4 blocks away from me; she first saw these birds about a month ago and told me of it then. She now has at least four at her place. Any ideas as to what in the world they are? We have ruled out females of R-T's, B-C'd and Rufous. (I'm also setting up the camara stand to hopefully get a shot of these).

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RE: Unknown Hummers In My Area

Oops, sorry folks, I forgot to mention that I live in the DFW area of North Texas.

RE: Unknown Hummers In My Area

The largest hummingbird in Texas is the Blue-throated. The Texas A&M book, 'Hummingbirds Of Texas' says "The overall first impression of this bird is that it is long, gangly, and mostly dull colored." It is not common to your area.

Here is a link that might be useful: Blue-throated at Texas Parks & Wildlife

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