Utah Bird Profile
Calliope Hummingbird - Stellula calliope

Name Roots: (L. stellula, "lettle star" - Gr. Calliope [the muse responsible for epic poetry])

In Utah:   
characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a conifer or in a deciduous tree or in a shrub at a height of 1.8-70 feet, in a cup nest. This species is not a cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is an omnivore: floral hover-gleaner air salliers.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in mountain riparian and mountain shrub habitats.

by Paul Higgins

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