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Bird    Species Name:
Selasphorus rufus

Common Name:
Rufous Hummingbird


Below Cowlitz River, Oregon   March 26, 1806

Journal Entries:

Capt. Lewis, March 26, 1806--The hummingbird has appeared.  killed one of them and found it to be the same with those common to the ...  more>>

References Gmelin, Johann Friedrich, In Carl von Linné's, Systema naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis, Editio decima tertia, aucta reformata, cura J.F. Gmelin (1788-1793), Lipsiae, impensis G. E. Beer, 1788

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rufous hummingbird side view

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rufous hummingbird ventral view

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rufous hummingbird head

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