Mexican Violetear Colibri thalassinus (Swainson, 1827)Reviewable (MD/DCRC)  Synonyms: Green Violetear, GREV, MEVI.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Apodiformes   >   Family Trochilidae   >   Genus Colibri   

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Maryland has two records of this amazing vagrant hummingbird species from October 2011 - Cecil Co. from 10/10 to 10/12 (#2011-388) and Howard Co. from 10/24 to 10/26 (#2011-393). These dates obviously invite speculation about whether it was the same bird.

There are 8 records in the project database.

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A Mexican Violetear in Elkton, Cecil Co., Maryland (10/12/2011). Accepted as the first state record, MD/DCRC #2011-388. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Mexican Violetear in Cecil Co., Maryland (10/11/2011). Photo by Dan Haas. (MBP list)


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