Friday, August 30, 2013

Plain-capped Starthroat, most distinctive 'plain' hummer

Though the Plain-capped Starthroat is not as colorful as some of the other hummers, the white stripes on it's head, it's large size and very long bill distinguish it. Another distinctive feature the large white tips on it's outer tail feathers that show nicely in this photo.  The species has a variable amount of red on the throat area.  BTW, I have no idea what kind of bug that has photo bombed this and another photo of the hummer. SeEtta