Bird #263 — Costa’s Hummingbird

calypte (hood or veil) costae (given in 1839 by Bourcier in honor of Louis Marie Pantaleon Cost, Marquis of Beau-Regard, in 19th-century France, owner of a large collection of hummingbirds)

Saturday, March 31, 1984 — 12:00 noon

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Arizona

 I spotted this gorgeous Costa’s Hummingbird as it flew up to the red flowers on an ocotillo stalk, hovered briefly, then flew off.

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