Costa’s Hummingbird

Calypte costae
Statewide Status: -:1  IBRC Review Species
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Costa's Hummingbird
Melly Zeillemaker
(Migration / Summer)

All Reports (Review Species Only):

  1. χ 7-30 May 1996 – 1 – Squaw Bay, Coeur d’Alene Lake, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Barbara Dorrell, Susan Weller, Steve Lindsay, Dan Svingen, Dan Goble and others – Mike Patterson reviewed photo evidence
    Dan Svingen (editor) of “Field Notes”, Fall 1996 50:3 wrote “An enigmatic male hummingbird coming to a feeder along Coeur d’Alene Lake, May 7-30 intrigued dozens of birders. Even though excellent views were obtained, there was little consensus on the bird’s identification. After much debate, expert review of the evidence determined that the mystery hummer was an Anna’s X Costa’s hybrid (SHS,SW ph DG;, DNS, m.ob.). Idaho has about 35 Anna’s records but no Costa’s.”
    Rare Bird Report #:7-A-96
    Voting: 0-7
  2. ♦14 October 2004 – 26 January 2005 – Meridian, Ada County, Latilong 17 – imm male banded by Stacy Peterson
    Rare Bird Report #:5-A-04
    Voting: 7-0

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