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: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1993/Vol. 40 No 2 1993_p4-5.pdf
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