Green-breasted mango hummer

Green-breasted mango hummer

Joined: September 6th, 2006, 3:07 pm

November 4th, 2011, 6:49 pm #1

Immature Green-breasted hummer showing the rufous feathering at the side of the throat. It was feeding at the yellow 'Canna x generalis' blooms.



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Joined: September 19th, 2005, 10:07 pm

November 4th, 2011, 8:57 pm #2

Nice shots Patricia. You are getting a good variety now.

Russ Thompson
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Joined: September 16th, 2005, 12:08 pm

November 4th, 2011, 9:00 pm #3

Immature Green-breasted hummer showing the rufous feathering at the side of the throat. It was feeding at the yellow 'Canna x generalis' blooms.



I had to read this twice. At first I thought it was Patrick who had posted and I am thinking to myself WHAT Patrick has a Green Breated Mango at his Cannas at this time of the year....DUH! I have to remember to put my reading glasses on!

Very nice shot Patricia

Penny
NY
USDA hardiness zone 6
Heat zone 4
Sunset zone 39
Penny
Zone 6a
Western NY state
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Joined: October 9th, 2007, 10:21 pm

November 5th, 2011, 12:40 am #4

Immature Green-breasted hummer showing the rufous feathering at the side of the throat. It was feeding at the yellow 'Canna x generalis' blooms.



oh my!

perhaps i really need to move to costa rica!

awesome shotes Patrica

Vicki
edgewater park, nj
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Joined: May 18th, 2010, 1:36 pm

November 5th, 2011, 12:55 am #5

Immature Green-breasted hummer showing the rufous feathering at the side of the throat. It was feeding at the yellow 'Canna x generalis' blooms.



Wowwww! Isn't he/she pretty!


Caro
SE PA, Zone 6b
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Joined: August 31st, 2011, 12:37 pm

November 5th, 2011, 2:17 am #6

Immature Green-breasted hummer showing the rufous feathering at the side of the throat. It was feeding at the yellow 'Canna x generalis' blooms.



Wow sure don't have that one here abouts.

Peter
Valle De Cauca
Colombia

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Joined: September 6th, 2006, 3:07 pm

November 5th, 2011, 12:38 pm #7

Immature Green-breasted hummer showing the rufous feathering at the side of the throat. It was feeding at the yellow 'Canna x generalis' blooms.



Peter, I thought at one time you had posted a photo of a male Green-breasted mango. The adult male looks quite different, and I have only seen one a few times.
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NLN
Joined: December 19th, 2005, 7:07 pm

November 5th, 2011, 2:06 pm #8

Immature Green-breasted hummer showing the rufous feathering at the side of the throat. It was feeding at the yellow 'Canna x generalis' blooms.



Patricia,

An awesome bird! Would not mind adding it to my yard list.

Peter,

This species is primarily an inhabitant of lowland environs. It is apparently somewhat spotty in its distribution in South America, so it might be unlikely to stray to your elevation. They have been known to stray far and wide though with a number of sightings in Texas and scattered sightings elsewhere in North America north of Mexico. I recall records in North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Georgia. And, there was a 1-afternoon occurrence in extreme northwestern Louisiana in 2009.

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Nancy L Newfield
Casa Colibrí
Metairie, Louisiana USA
USDA Zone 9
http://www.casacolibri.net/
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November 6th, 2011, 2:35 am #9

Immature Green-breasted hummer showing the rufous feathering at the side of the throat. It was feeding at the yellow 'Canna x generalis' blooms.



This species is in the list of birds living in my city, but I've never seen one of them. They surely have an appeling look.
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Joined: September 6th, 2006, 3:07 pm

November 6th, 2011, 11:49 am #10

Immature Green-breasted hummer showing the rufous feathering at the side of the throat. It was feeding at the yellow 'Canna x generalis' blooms.



Just added this photo to show the change in the plumage of a now distinctly male Green-breasted mango. although not yet complete.

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