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Hummingbirds have their preferred habitats and they can be quite picky. A species that shows up in a particular location may be absent just yards away.
One such specialist species is the Broad-tailed Hummingbird. These birds prefer coniferous forests in mountainous areas. One would never see them in the desert around Tucson. Drive a few thousand feet uphill, however, and they are quite common this time of year. I photographed this male a couple of weekends ago near the summit of Mt. Lemmon.
A few days later I photographed a female of the same species in the Huachuca Mountains, about 30 miles to the southeast of Mt. Lemmon, near the community of Sierra Vista.
These beautiful little hummers are seasonal residents in our area. They will soon migrate south.
Images made with a Canon 5Diii, 100-400 f4-5.6 ISII zoom lens at 400 mm, aperture priority setting, ISO 2500. The first image shot at f5.6 @ 1/500. The second image shot at f6.3 @ 1/400.