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Keywords:Bird, Broad-tail Hummingbird, Colorado, Fine Art, Hummingbird, Leucistic, Limited Edition, Photography, Rare, Selasphorus platycercus, Unique
Leucistic Hummingbird  (Broad-tail Hummingbird)

Leucistic Hummingbird (Broad-tail Hummingbird)

Image Description: A rare find, this luecistic broad-tailed hummingbird drinks nectar from flowers.

Back Story: Seeing a white humming bird for the first time is an experience I will never forget. I was alerted by a friend about a white hummingbird feeding in her yard. Not wanting to pass up an opportunity to see and photograph one, I asked if I could come over to take some pictures. A hour and a half drive later, I arrived and found it was still there. Often, my first few pictures turn out to be my favorites as was the case here with the red backdrop making the white of the bird pop. Upon close examination of the photos I determined it to be a luecisitc humming bird, diagnosed by the normal coloration of eyes, beak and feet. With the help of some local biding experts the species was identified as a broad-tailed hummingbird.

Species: Broad-tailed Hummingbird ( Selasphorus platycercus )