A Field Guide to Hummingbirds of North America
Covering 31 North American species, with more than 250 color photos and 33 maps, this is the most comprehensive field guide to hummingbirds. Introductory chapters cover the natural history of hummingbirds, ways to attract and feed them, and major hot spots in the United States and Canada for observing these fascinating birds. The 31 color plates illustrate 28 species, 7 hybrid combinations, 3 forms of albinism, and 4 species of sphinx moths often mistaken for hummingbirds. Species accounts provide in-depth information on plumage, molt, songs and calls, wing sounds, similar species, behavior, habitat, distribution, taxonomy, and conservation concerns. Detailed, up-to-date range maps show breeding, non-breeding, and year-round distribution, migration routes, and records outside expected areas of occurrence. For a few widespread migratory species, separate maps illustrate expected spring arrival dates.
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adult female adult male Allen's Allen's Hummingbird Anna's Hummingbird Ariz Arizona banded BEHAVIOR belly Bill length Black-chinned blackish Blue-throated Hummingbird breast breeding Broad-billed Broad-billed Hummingbird Broad-tailed bronze Calliope central cheek cinnamon cinnamon-rufous color Costa's crown Cuban Emerald display dusky edges on upperparts emerald extensive feeders Female and immature flight forest genus golden green gorget grass green grayish Green Violet-ear Green-breasted Mango habitat hybrid immature female immature male iridescence lower LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD MAGNIFICENT HUMMINGBIRD mandible metallic Mexico migration mingbirds mottled narrow nectar nectar plants nectar sources nest North America northern notched tail numbers pale feather edges pale gray patch PLAIN-CAPPED STARTHROAT plant PLUMAGE VARIATION range Ruby-throated rufous Rufous Hummingbird SIMILAR SPECIES Similar to adult slightly notched song southern southwestern spangled spider silk STATUS AND CONSERVATION stripe SUBSPECIES AND TAXONOMIC TAXONOMIC RELATIONSHIPS Texas throat tipped white underparts undertail coverts uppertail VARIATION AND MOLT washed white tips whitish wing wingtips winter