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Greetings,
A first year female Broad-billed Hummingbird is coming to a feeder in
Gainesville. It was seen today.
The bird shows a gray cheek patch, a white supercillium, gray underparts, a
green(in some light blue-green) back and crown with buff or bronze highlights
(feather edges in crown). It has long slightly decurved bill that is dark. The
tail is dark(black) with the 3 outer feathers tipped in white. The upper tail
coverts in some light appear gray contrasting with the black tail and green
back. It has white undertail coverts.The wings are as long as the tail when at
rest.
We believe this is a Broad-billed Hummingbird based on the above.
The homeowner asks not to be disturbed. The feeder is hanging from the eaves
at the front of the house and is in clear view of the street. Please remain
near the street and do not approach the house. Do not block driveways. DO NOT
COME ON CHRISTMAS DAY.
Directions: Exit I-75 at SR-26(Newberry Road) and go east. You will pass the
Oaks Mall on your right. Not long after you've passed the mall, turn left onto
NW60th Street (traffic light). Take your first right, which is NW13th Place,
and then turn right again on NW 58nd Terrace and stop at the second house on
your right. Again, please respect the homeowner's wishes and stay near the
street.

"So many species so little time"
John Hintermister
Gainesville, Fl.

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