E14593 – Broad-tailed X Black-chinned Hummingbird, August 2006 through the summer of 2010.  This bird’s summer territory was in the middle of our Davis Mountains property for the past three years in a row.  He was in his fourth year of life during 2010.  In mid-May, Dr. Chris Clark from Yale University was able to obtain high-speed video of this birds display.  You can view these on You Tube at:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGzqKgfGE0I&feature=related

Adult male hybrid Broad-tailed X Black-chinned Hummingbird

Another view of E14593

Close up of the tail of the above bird

Rufous X Calliope Hummingbird, 31 July 1998

Adult male hybrid, Rufous X Calliope in the Davis Mountains, 31 July 1998

Another view of the above hybrid hummingbird

Close up view of the above hybrid hummingbird

Another Broad-tailed X Black-chinned Hummingbird

Another hybrid Broad-tailed X Black-chinned Hummingbird from the Davis Mountains, 25 July 2009

Yet another supposed hybrid Black-chin X Broad-tailed in the Davis Mountains on August 26, 2010.

Same bird as above with head turned.

An Anna’s X Allen’s Hummingbird, from Fort Davis, 25 September 2009

Anna's X Allen's Hummingbird hybrid in Fort Davis, 24 September 2009

Another view of the Anna's X Allen's hybrid, note the rufous color in the flanks and tail

Note the crown and gorget color on this bird

Another view of the crown and gorget

One final closeup of this Anna's X Allen's hybrid

This male bird is thought to be a new combination hybrid between White-eared and Magnificent.  It was observed in the Davis Mountains in the spring of 2009.

Probable male hybrid between White-eared X Magnificent hummingbird in the Davis Mountains, 29 April 2009. (Photo by Maryann Eastman)

Note the gorget color and the unusual feathers in the chin (photo by Maryann Eastman)

This bird is likely a subadult (SY) male based on the incomplete crown and gorget, typical of SY males in both White-eared and Magnificent (photo by Maryann Eastman)

Great shot from the front showing the unusual chin feathers, breast characteristics and tail pattern (photo by Maryann Eastman)

This adult female bird was caught at our Davis Mountains property on August 20, 2010.  She was expertly banded by Fred Bassett.  This individual is typical of a Calliope X Rufous hybrid and was intermediate in size between the two species.  Most of the plumage characteristics were like Calliope but the gorget color was clearly Rufous.

Adult female Calliope X Rufous Hummingbird in the Davis Mountains on August 20, 2010.

Calliope X Rufous hybrid; note the gorget color.

The tail is clearly Calliope.

This immature male Archilochus was clearly neither Black-chinned or Ruby-throated.  He was caught and banded on September 15, 2010 at Carolyn’s CMO and was almost assuredly a hybrid of the above two species.

Immature male Black-chinned X Ruby-throated hybrid in the Christmas Mountains on September 15, 2010 (Carolyn Ohl-Johnson).

Yet another hybrid was captured and banded in 2010 on October 1st.  This bird was likely a Calliope X Broad-tailed hybrid based on morphological data.  Plumage characteristics pointed toward Calliope but measurements were intermediate.

Broad-tailed X Calliope hybrid in the Davis Mountains on October 1, 2010.

The gorget color was more like Calliope but the measurements were intermediate between the two species.

Tail characteristics of the Calliope X Broad-tailed hybrid.