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Seven hummingbird photos from readers

It’s always fun to open up my computer each day and see what new photos birdwatchers have uploaded to our galleries. I’ve been particularly impressed by the great variety of hummingbirds our users have photographed. Here are seven of my favorites. Enjoy! — Matt Mendenhall, Editor

Fiery-throated Hummingbird


Lora Render shot this stunning photo of a rainbow-hued Fiery-throated Hummingbird in Costa Rica.



Frequent contributor George Scott found this Snowcap in Costa Rica in March 2013.

Violet-headed Hummingbird

Purple Headed Hummingbird

Also from Costa Rica comes this great image by Chris Jimenez of a Violet-headed Hummingbird dodging raindrops.

Rivoli’s Hummingbird


This Rivoli’s Hummingbird (formerly known as Magnificent Hummingbird) photographed by tomasnomas shows off its coat of many colors.

Hispaniolan Emerald


Hispaniolan Emerald fans its tail in the Dominican Republic. Gallery member bonesaw observed it while assisting with a bird research project.

Calliope Hummingbird


Mia McPherson photographed this Calliope Hummingbird stretching its wings and tail at Antelope Island in Utah.

Velvet-purple Coronet


May Haga of Saskatchewan traveled to Ecuador, where she found this beautiful Velvet-purple Coronet.

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