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Bird of the Week: Costa's Hummingbird


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Costas-Hummingbird_Takahashi-Photography_SS.jpgTiny Costa's Hummingbird, named for early hummingbird collector Louis Costa, is among the smallest of U.S. breeding birds. Found in hot, dry habitats like the Sonoran and Mojave deserts, the species is an important pollinator of desert plants and cacti, particularly red penstemon.

 

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