A couple Allen's Hummingbirds that were landing on and feeding from a hummingbird feeder in a suburban yard during the evening.
Tapijulapa, Tabasco, México, 23-Jul-14
The folks from Field Guide: Birds of the World IDed this as an immature Anna's (Calypte anna) juvenile in molt, with pollen on the beak giving it an unusual light appearance.
Ejemplar encontrado muerto en las áreas verdes de la Rectoría de la Universidad Autónoma de Tlaxcala
Foto tomada por el ornitólogo Miguel Jaramillo en el Parque Andes - Reserva Ecológica de Montaña.
Foto tomada por el orintologo Miguel Jaramillo en el Parque Andes - Reserva Ecológica de Montaña
Hummingbirds are birds that constitute the family Trochilidae. They are among the smallest of birds, most species measuring in the 7.5–13 cm (3–5 in) range. Indeed, the smallest extant bird species is a hummingbird, the 5-cm Bee Hummingbird. They hover in mid-air by rapidly flapping their wings 12–80 times per second (depending on the species). They are known as hummingbirds because of the humming sound created by their beating wings, which sometimes sounds like bees or other insects....