Hummingbird ~ Costa's (Female) by Kimberly Chadwick

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Featured 1-16-11 in the Point and Shooters

Tucson, Arizona
Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum
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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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  • David Friederich
    David Friederichabout 4 years ago

    What a sweetie, Kimberly, and so well captured.

  • Thank you David, you know I appreciate your feedback!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoabout 4 years ago

    Terrific capture Kimberly, super colors…..Tony

  • A always Tony, I thank you my friend!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Akash Puthraya
    Akash Puthrayaabout 4 years ago

    Ah! Sweeeet!

  • Thank you Akash!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 4 years ago


  • Thanks Trish!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleabout 4 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Many thanks Rick!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterabout 4 years ago

    Excellent work Kimberly! Fav!

  • Many thanks again Sir!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Jen Millard
    Jen Millardabout 4 years ago

    Congrats!! You’ve been Featured in the Point and Shooters Group!!!

  • What a thrill, thank you Jen so very much!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Lucinda Walter
    Lucinda Walterabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations. Excellent capture.

  • I appreciate that Lucinda, thank you !

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Brenda Boisvert
    Brenda Boisvertabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture! Congratulations on your feature:-)

  • Thank you so very much Brenda!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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

    Beauty! Superb capture, Kimberly!

  • Thank you Daniel as always!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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