Berylline Hummingbird

Berylline Hummingbird

Description

This is a larger hummingbird with a metallic apple green to turquoise throat and breast. Belly is dull gray. Back is bright green changing to a dull purplish-bronze rump. Wings are a dusky gray with streaks of bright cinnamon rufous. The female is similar to the male but has a whitish chin.

 

Where you might see them

These are primarily found in Mexico and are a rare sighting in southeastern Arizona.

 

Sources: A Field Guide to Hummingbirds of North America (Peterson Field Guides) and Audubon.org

 

Hummingbird Gardens

Hummingbird at coneflower

Hummingbirds love sugar water feeders, but it's also nice to provide natural nectar sources for them. You can plant flowers in your garden or on your porch or patio that will be both pretty for you to look at and beneficial to the hummingbirds.

Learn what plants attract and provide nectar for hummingbirds.

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