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Buff-bellied Hummingbird--SC state record
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org (CAROLINA BIRDS)
- Subject: Buff-bellied Hummingbird--SC state record
- From: BILL HILTON JR Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History<email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2001 12:07:18 -0500
- Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org
On 4 December I went to Lexington, South Carolina (near Columbia) to
investigate the report of two hummingbirds with reddish orange bills
that were coming to a feeder.
I observed only one bird but was able to capture and band it: the
first Buff-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia yucatanensis) ever reported
for South Carolina. It's exciting--make that exhilarating!--to be
able to add a new species to the state list.
Thanks to Cathleen Lee for reporting the bird and allowing me to band
it, and to Nancy Newfield for her expert advice on ageing and sexing
I am awaiting word on whether the bird is still visiting the feeder.
If it is, I will post a note to the list later today (5 December)
about travel directions and Cathleen's requests about viewing the
bird. Please do not attempt to contact her or visit until then.
Details and photos are on the Web site for Hilton Pond Center for
Piedmont Natural History at
BILL HILTON JR., "The Piedmont Naturalist"
Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History
1432 DeVinney Road, York, South Carolina 29745 USA
email@example.com, (803) 684-5852, eFax: (503) 218-0845
Please visit our web sites at http://www.hiltonpond.org and
"Never trust a person too lazy to get up for sunrise or too busy to
watch the sunset." BHjr.