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Calliope Hummingbird

Selasphorus calliope ORDER: APODIFORMES FAMILY: TROCHILIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

The smallest bird in North America north of Mexico, the Calliope Hummingbird inhabits mountain areas of the northwestern United States. It is the smallest long-distance avian migrant in the world, spending its winters in Mexico.

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Calls

  • Calls, wings
  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Typical hummingbird twittering and bickering.

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