Costa's Humminbird & Babies 3-11-10 by Kimberly Chadwick

Costa's Humminbird & Babies 3-11-10 by 

Taken at the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum
Tucson, AZ 2010
Canon Powershot sx10is

With its iridescent violet crown and flared violet gorget, the male Costa’s is a stunning sight. While some desert species nest during the nourishing monsoon rains of July, the Costa’s nest in the cooler month’s of February and March, provided lowers and insects are plentiful; it and the related Anna’s may be the only hummingbirds seen in the deserts at this season.


  • The Costa’s Hummingbird was named after French nobleman Louis Marie Pantaleon Costa, Marquis de Beauregard.
  • A group of hummingbirds has many collective nouns, including a “bouquet", “glittering”, “hover”, “shimmer”, and "tune” of hummingbirds.

VOICE Call is a rich ringing, sparrowlike tsit

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  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconover 4 years ago

    Awesome capture Kimberly!! And what a beautiful calendar!!

  • Thank you so very much! That means a lot my friend!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Bluecornstudios
    Bluecornstudiosover 4 years ago

    Kim. I believe I have photos of the same babies :) Beautiful shot.

  • I would say, Thank you for stopping in for a peek.

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Lovely capture!

  • Many, many thanks Trish for your constant support!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Ann  Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 4 years ago

    Wow! Fantastic one in a million capture!

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