Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2013-88

Common name:

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Scientific name: Archilochus colubris
Date: 09/12/2013
Length of time observed:  
Number: 1
Age: hy
Sex: male
Location: Diamond Valley residence
County: Washington
Latilong: 19
Distance to bird: in hand
Optical equipment:  
Light Conditions:  
Description:        Size of bird:  
(Description:)       Basic Shape:  
(Description:)  Overall Pattern:  
(Description:)            Bill Type:  
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
Description and photos from Ned Batchelder:

'Notice the P-6, the emerald green back and of course the red gorget feather.'
(see photos)
Song or call & method of delivery:  
Habitat: feeding station at residence; desert transition area in foothills of Pine Valley Mountain
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
Distinguished from Black-chinned Hummingbird by shape of P10 and P6.
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
References consulted:  
Description from: From photo(s) taken at the time of the sighting
Observer: Rick Fridell
Observer's address: Hurricane, UT
Observer's e-mail address: **
Other observers who independently identified this bird: Hummingbird banded by Ned Batchelder
Date prepared: 12-05-2013
Additional material: Photos