Rufous Hummingbird

Video by Jim Jones, Photos by Gary Watkins

Rufous Hummingbird - Tarrant Co., December 26, 2015. Same bird as below.

Photo by Barbara Tompkins

Rufous Hummingbird - Tarrant Co., November 1, 2015

Photo by Michelle Hockaday Summers

Rufous Hummingbird - Wise Co., August 27, 2014

Photo by Ruth Games

Rufous Hummingbird - Dallas Co., December 15, 2012

Photo by Darlene Moore

Rufous Hummingbird - Tarrant Co., August 22, 2012

Photo by Martin Reid

Rufous Hummingbird - A well-described bird with discussion of the bird's broader black tips on the retrices of the tail (differentiating from Allens' Hummingbird) coupled with more reddish, typical adult Rufous pattern on the back. Parker County, December 1, 2002.

Nearly every winter, Selasphorus hummingbirds over-winter in the study area. If caught and studied, the vast majority would almost certainly turn out to be Rufous Hummingbirds. Because a small percentage have over-lapping characteristics in the field, however, we generally do not ascribe every bird to species status.

The above Rufous Hummingbird represents one of the few well-studied Selaphorus Hummingbirds that can safely be identified to species in North-central Texas.