New York State Avian Records Committee

a committee of the New York State Ornithological Association

Gallery of New York Rarities
Anna's Hummingbird

This male Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna) was discovered in a suburban neighborhood in Binghamton, Broome County, New York on 18 November 1998. It remained at this location for the following three weeks before being taken into captivity on 11 December 1998. It was briefly captured, measured and banded on 22 November.

Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna). Photograph copyright of Angus Wilson 2000

Another view of the bird feeding from an artifical nectar source.
Photograph copyright of Angus Wilson 2000

View of the hummingbird on a favored perch taken on 15 November 1998. Videocapture taken through a Kowa telescope with 20 X eyepiece. Copyright of Mike Cooper 2000

A detailed account of this First State Record has been published by Bob Grosek in The Kingbird [Grosek, R. J. (1998) Anna's Hummingbird in Binghamton, New York. Kingbird 48(4): 280-288].

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