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Texas Hummingbird Roundup
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Wildlife Division
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744
(512) 389-4644


Texas Hummingbird Roundup:
Allen's (Selasphorus sasin)

Allen's Hummingbird
(Selasphorus sasin)
Artwork © 2005 TPWD

This bird, recently removed from the Texas Bird Records Committee review species list, is very similar to the Rufous Hummingbird and is often confused with the Rufous Hummingbird. It is generally slightly smaller, with a smaller tail and relatively long bill. It also has the extensive green back. It has not been recorded in the High Plains and Rolling Plains nor in East Texas Pineywoods. It is generally associated with forest edge and clearings in the non-resident habitat.

Identifying Features (Male):

Identifying Features (Female):

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