January 2003 Mystery Bird

This hummingbird was photographed in extreme western Oklahoma in Kenton (Cimarron County) on September 10, 2002. Apparently Broad-tailed Hummingbird is rare in this part of Oklahoma, but I'm not at all sure of its status there. The photographer, Steve Metz, apparently had some doubt about the identity and requested I post it here to gain feedback. I agree with the comments supporting the identification as Broad-tailed.

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Photos © 2002 Steve Metz All rights reserved.

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