This blog has photographs of birds and other animals taken by a new birder and amateur photographer. It will also discuss identifying birds and birding hotspots. The majority of photographs are from southern Florida and the Greater Toronto Area, although other areas in the U.S. and Canada are included. There are also photos of birds in Panama. Other nature photographs taken while birding are also included
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
MALE RUBY-TOPAZ HUMMINGBIRD, ASA WRIGHT NATURE CENTRE, ARIMA, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Even though the lighting wasn't very good and colors didn't come out very well, we can ID this hummingbird as a male Ruby-topaz Hummingbird by its iridescent ruby red nape, short straight bill, iridescent green throat (throat is generally iridescent gold, but can be iridescent green) and chestnut tail with black tip.
The Ruby-topaz Hummingbird is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 571.