First record of Ruby-throated Hummingbird in Arizona

Notes | By Rich Hoyer | Accepted January 01, 2005

First seen on 19 or 20 December 2004, Arizona's first Ruby-throated Hummingbird was recognized as an Archilochus sp., but with only a single fleeting glimpse was passed off as a probable Costa's Hummingbird. When resighted  1 January 2005, and confirmed to that genus after all, recordings were made, digiscoped images were obtained, and it was clearly shown to be a Ruby-throated Hummingbird.