SIERRA NEVADA BIRDS – FEATHERS IN THE RANGE OF LIGHT Blog Post # 17 By Jim Gain
WHAT’S IN A NAME?
Calliope Hummingbird– Stellula calliope
Name Roots: (L. stellula, “little star”– Gr. Calliope [the muse responsible for epic poetry])
Calliope Hummingbirds have shiny green on the back and crown with white underparts. The man has wine-red streaks on the gorget, green flanks, and a dark tail.
Females and immatures have a pinkish wash on the flanks, dark streaks on the throat and a dark tail with white ideas.
DISTRIBUTION & & OCCURRENCE IN THE SIERRA NEVADA
The Calliope Hummingbird is an unusual to Fairly Common Summer Visitor to the Sierra Nevada in the Lower Montane and Upper Montane biotic zones.
CONSERVATION STATUS —IUCN Red List Category
Redlist Classification Justification: This types has a huge variety, the population pattern seems increasing, and the population size is exceptionally big. For these factors the types is assessed as Least Concern. (DataZone CAHU Link)
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