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Violet-crowned Hummingbird

Amazilia violiceps

Violet-crowned Hummingbird, Amazilia violiceps, photo © by Mike Plagens

This male Violet-crowned Hummingbird was observed near Sonoita, Sta. Cruz Co. July 2010.

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These uncommon, but very distinctive hummingbirds, are now more common than during prior years. They can be found in sycamore and cottonwood-lined canyons along the Arizona-Mexico border from May through September. Many eco-friendly resorts and lodges put out feeders making it easy to see many hummingbird species.

Summer Resident - Migration to Neotropics for winter months

Trochilidae -- Hummingbird Family

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Arizona Naturalist
Sycamore Canyons
The Fauna of Arizona's Sycamore Canyons


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