Tucson, Arizona~ Canon Powershot SX40HS, Dec 2012
This familiar garden hummer is preset in virtually every lowland and foothill habitat west of the Sierra Nevada and Cascades and is found in southern Arizona, where it is expanding eastward. It is a permanent resident through most of its range, with modest movements towards the coasts and mountain meadows in the heat of the summer. I winter males court females with daredevil dives from high in the air and pendulum-lik swaying in midair.
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