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Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum

Canon Powershot SX10IS

Costa’s Hummingbird

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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  • gingermegs
    gingermegsalmost 4 years ago

    Cheeky capture! Such a beautiful purple! Love it.

  • Thank you very much Ginger!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • bobby1
    bobby1almost 4 years ago

    Beautiful bird Great capture

  • Thank you very much Bobby!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • EagleHunter
    EagleHunteralmost 4 years ago

    WOW, spectacular shot of this beauty, fab capture Kimberly.

  • I appreciate that my friend, thank you!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamalmost 4 years ago

    What a beauty, well spotted and captured

  • Thank you very much Robert!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 4 years ago

    Such a jewel. Fine catch!

  • many thanks Sheila!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture Kimberly!!

  • Thank you so very much Marvin!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Nancy Richard
    Nancy Richardalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful, Kim! What a colorful hummer!

  • Thank you Nancey so very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • wildfiremare
    wildfiremarealmost 4 years ago

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBalmost 4 years ago

    November 11, 2010

  • Teresa, thank you so much for adding me to your showcase darlin!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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