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The recent decision to list the bird as endangered could help target smugglers and open research opportunities.

The recent decision to list the bird as endangered could help target smugglers and open research opportunities.

The photo is of a male Ruby-throated Hummingbird hovering in front of an orange honeysuckle bloom. Description from sdakotabirds.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

The photo is of a male Ruby-throated Hummingbird hovering in front of an orange honeysuckle bloom. Description from sdakotabirds.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

The Santa Rita Mountains and Santa Cruz County | Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory

The Santa Rita Mountains and Santa Cruz County | Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory

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Red-billed streamertail (Trochilus polytmus), male, Strawberry Hill, Jamaica

Red-billed streamertail (Trochilus polytmus), male, Strawberry Hill, Jamaica

Over much of the west, this species is widespread in many habitats at low elevations, often coming into suburban gardens and nesting in back yards within its range. Several other western hummingbirds may stay through the winter, at least in small numbers, but the Black-chin is almost entirely absent from the west in winter.

Over much of the west, this species is widespread in many habitats at low elevations, often coming into suburban gardens and nesting in back yards within its range. Several other western hummingbirds may stay through the winter, at least in small numbers, but the Black-chin is almost entirely absent from the west in winter.

Bird of the Week: The Rufous Hummingbird. http://pacificnorthwestbirds.com

Bird of the Week: The Rufous Hummingbird. http://pacificnorthwestbirds.com

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