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Costa's Hummingbird ~ Male II by Kimberly Chadwick


Small (21.9" x 16.4")

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FEATURED 7-19-10 in the Hummingbirds of the World Group

Taken at the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum
, Tucson, AZ 2010 with a 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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My images are not photo shopped. They have only been adjusted with basic sharpening, contrasting & saturation techniques. I believe that in order to appreciate Nature, you have to capture it as it is, naturally.

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  • DonnaMoore
    DonnaMooreover 4 years ago

    What a beautiful little guy.. Wonderful shot Kimberly. I just enjoy the pretty little hummers so much…:))

  • Thank you so very much Donna! I am appreciative of your support!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • ZeeZeeshots
    ZeeZeeshotsover 4 years ago

    They are so beautiful! Magnificent Capture!

  • Thank you Zoraida so very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • ECH52
    ECH52over 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture, Great detail and color!!!

  • Thank you Sir, great to see you again!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottover 4 years ago

    lovely shot, beautiful bird

  • Thank you Robert!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
    Daniel J. McCa...over 4 years ago

    Beautiful! Excellent color & detail! Superb capture, Kimberly!

  • I appreciate that so much Daniel, thank you !

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Lee-Anne Carver
    Lee-Anne Carverover 4 years ago

    Spot on!

  • Thank you for your support Lee-Anne!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Ted Busby
    Ted Busbyover 4 years ago

    A little beauty!
    Sad; that we only have 1 species..The Ruby-throated…Beautiful all the same.

    Very special; nicely done!

  • That means a lot Ted, thank you Sir!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 4 years ago

    Real beauty Nice find and well done my friend…Hugs…Tom

  • Thank you Tom!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • trevorb
    trevorbover 4 years ago

    What an interesting bird & a lovely shot.Well done.

  • Thank you Trev, I appreciate you stopping by!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Beautifully captured!
    They are such lovely birds :)

  • Thank you so very much Trish!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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