Monthly Archives: June 2011

California Hummingbirds–Cyanthus latirostris (Broad-billed Hummingbird)

5. Cyanthus latirostris -Broad-billed Hummingbird The broad-billed hummingbird measures 3-1/4”-4” in length with 4.7” wingspan. Both sexes have usual bronze-green on top, and broad, blue-black forked tails. Vocalization is a rapid, chattering “chi-dit” or “ji-dit.” Male Description  Adult male glistens … Continue reading

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California Hummingbirds–Lampornis clemenciae (Blue-throated Hummingbird)

4.  Lampornis clemenciae (Blue-throated Hummingbird) The Blue-throated Hummingbird is a large hummingbird, almost the size of some sparrows, with its length at 4.5-5.5 inches, and an 8 inch wing span.  Both sexes have a long, thin bill, a prominent white … Continue reading

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