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Sonoran Desert Birds



Costas hummingbird (male) - (Calypte costae)

 Costas hummingbird (male)

 Costas hummingbird (male)

 Costas hummingbird (male)

Size: 3.5 inches
Overall Color: green/white
Occurrence: widespread
Diet: nectar, insects
Nest: small cup
Field Identification: green back, white belly, purple throat crown and gorget
Season: year-round

Costas hummingbird (male)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae (hummingbirds)
Genus: Calypte
species: costae

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