Calliope Hummingbird

 

October 20th recorded a first in Georgia!  The first record of Calliope Hummingbird returning to Georgia was confirmed!  This adult male Calliope first appeared on October 10, 2001 at the home of Betsy Ristroph in Augusta, GA.  It was sporting the band that it received as a immature male in her yard this past winter.  Calliope's have probably returned to Georgia in the past, but due to banding efforts, this is the first one to be documented in Georgia.

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This is an immature male Calliope Hummingbird photographed on December 18, 2000 in Alpharetta, Georgia.  If you look closely at it's right leg you can see that it is banded.  The white streak on the head is a water mark put on it's head during banding for identification.

 
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