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Rufous hummingbird (female) | by steveberardi
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Rufous hummingbird (female)

A female Rufous hummingbird at Los Padres National Forest, in California.


The males look a lot more "flashy" of course (rust-brown back, all white breast, and shiny red throat), but they must be afraid of cameras or something because I only saw a few the day I took this photo.


The photo isn't as sharp as I would like, and I don't like the shadow on this bird's breast, but I'll definitely be returning to this spot soon.. to watch, listen, and photograph :)

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Taken on April 11, 2009