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Calliope Hummingbirds


August 1, 2018

Doug Harling

"Little Star" was the name given to this Hummingbird. This beautiful little Hummingbird's greek name is (Stelasporus Calliope) and was once considered part of the (Stellula) group of Hummingbirds where it was named after the Greek muse Calliope meaning "little star"!

This Hummingbird is native to Canada and North America. This is the smallest breeding bird found in Canada and North America. The only smaller bird ever found in America was a Bumblebee Hummingbird but it was thought to be out of its normal grounds in Mexico. This was my first time seeing and photographing these little beaut...

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