Second record of Allen’s Hummbird (Selasphorus sasin) in Alabama

Published in 1993

Five years of banding wintering hummingbirds in the southeastern United States has resulted in the second documentation of an Allen’s Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin) in Alabama. The first known occurrence was a bird banded in Mobile on 3 December 1991 by the authors and was reported in Alabama Birdlife, Vol. 39, No. l. Now a second Allen’s has been captured, banded, and studied in detail in Prattville in south central Alabama.

Discovery of this second bird came on 9 January 1992 in response to a telephone call from Dorothy Baker of Prattville notifying us of a hummingbird at the residence of Mrs. Francis Finch, also of Prattville.

Author: Robert R. Sargent and Martha B. Sargent
Volume Number: 40 Year Published: 1993
Issue Number: 2
Page Number: 4

Link to article: 40 No 2 1993_p4-5.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: 40 No 2 1993.pdf