Kay Latona — June 16, 08:45PM
ID a small dark Hummingbird in San Miguel de Allende,Mexico
In San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, I have from 2 to 4 Violet-crowned Hummingbirds at my feeders most days now in very late Spring. Today, June 16, I have 2 additional Hummingbirds that I can't ID. They are smaller than the Violet-crowned and have a song like Rivoli's Hummingbirds. They appear all dark with a medium length straight black bill & black legs. They move very fast and don't stay long at the feeder, so it's difficult to be 100% certain of anything but their all-dark color, but I think I have the other details right.
Can you please ID this Hummingbird for me?
Steve — July 08, 12:07AM
I think that some newly fledged hummingbirds are nearly unidentifiable. Even an expert with all local species would have to let quick glimpses go unknown. Hopefully, they will stick around for a longer view next time.