Hummingbird

Costa's Hummingbird

Coragyps costae
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Length: 4 in. (9 cm )
An inhabitant of chaparral, arid brushlands and desert vegetation, this small hummingbird nests in the cooler winter months. The male's high-pitched and shrill courtship buzz is a common but often difficult-to-locate sound in these habitats. The tiny nest is located low in dense shrubbery or occasionally in yucca plants. It is made of plant down, leaves, and flowers and held together by spider webbing. Their food is nectar spiced with tiny insects and spiders.

The four-digit banding code is COHU.

Male | Oliver Niehuis

Female | Richard Ditch


Desert

Shrubs
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Costa's Hummingbird
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: October 22, 2020
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/costas-hummingbird

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Costa's Hummingbird. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved October 22, 2020 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/costas-hummingbird

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

Dr. Biology. "Costa's Hummingbird". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/costas-hummingbird

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Dr. Biology. "Costa's Hummingbird". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 22 Oct 2020. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/costas-hummingbird

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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