Blue-throated hummingbird Lampornis clemenciae


Identification Tips:

Adult male:

Similar species:

The male Blue-throated Hummingbird is unmistakeable. Female is similar to female Magnificent Hummingbird but has large white tips to tail and white malar streak. Other hummingbirds are much smaller.

Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.


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