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Photography by Charles W. Melton
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Costa's Hummingbird Male Feeding at Chuparosa Flowers

Costa's Hummingbird is the hummingbird of the desert. It occurs in the Mojave and Sonoran deserts of the southwestern U.S. and northwestern Mexico. The crown and gorget of the male glows iridescent violet when seen in the proper light. Chuparosa flowers are a primary nectar source along with the flowers of ocotillo. This video was taken at Ironwood Forest National Monument, AZ. The video will start playing automatically after a brief download.

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