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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:
Costa's (Calypte costae)

Costa's Hummingbird
(Calypte costae)
Artwork © 2005 TPWD

This small, dumpy, short-tailed bird with a thick neck is a review species in Texas. While most occurrences in Texas have been in mountainous regions of west Texas, this bird has occurred on the Edward’s Plateau, in the south Texas brush country and on the coast.

This bird is a Texas Bird Records Committee review species. All occurrences should be reported to the committee with detailed documentation to enhance our knowledge of this bird in the state.

Identifying Features (Male):

Identifying Features (Female):

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