Field Notes

Alikina MacAndrew
151. by Alikina MacAndrew on August 06, 2013 at 05:35 pm

Calliope hummers show up regularly in the Colorado Springs (CO) area in late summer. This year we've been having fun watching female Calliopes and female Black-chinned hummers argue over feeders and flowers. No male Calliopes yet (unless we've had juveniles), but they're very distinct from the Black-chinned at one feeder - the Calliopes are the ones too short to sit on the perch while drinking.

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Citation: Personal Experience. I observe this regularly, highly confident.

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Alikina MacAndrew added a note to Calliope Hummingbird Notes 8/06/2013 at 5:35PM