Lampornis clemenciae

The Blue-throated Hummingbird, Lampornis clemenciae, is a large species that occurs in Mexico and in the southwestern U.S. (Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.) For locations in which it has been reported as a vagarnt, see list of Hummingbirds by U.S. States.

FIELD MARKS: Length about 13.5cm (5.25"). The adult male has a blue throat that looks black in poor light. Otherwise, exes are similar, with prominent white stripe behind eye, a thin white streak under the eye, green dorsum, gray bellyand breast, and a drak rounded tail with broad white tips on the outer two feathers.

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Blue-throated Hummingbird, Lampornis clemenciae, adult male

Adult Male (above) and Adult Female (below)

Blue-throated Hummingbird, Lampornis clemenciae, adult female

Photographs courtesy of Animal Pictures Archive

NOTE: Although Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are the primary focus of "Operation RubyThroat: The Hummingbird Project", we are also interested in other hummingbird species--especially vagrants that appear in winter (mid-October through mid-March) in the eastern U.S. If you know of a wintering hummingbird east of the Mississippi, please report it to RESEARCH. We will contact a local hummingbird bander about capturing the bird, identifying and banding it, and releasing it unharmed.

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