Daily Archives: August 18, 2018

Rivoli’s Hummingbird

Rivoli’s Hummingbird, Santa Rita Lodge, Madera Canyon, AZ

They recently split the Magnificent Hummingbird (on the left in this photo from Santa Rita Lodge in Madera Canyon south of Tucson) into Rivoli’s Hummingbird (the one we get in Southeast Arizona and down through Northern Central American) and Talamanaca Hummingbird, which inhabits the mountains of Costa Rica and south (I have seen them at Savagre Hotel in Costa Rica). I always thought the name Magnificent was appropriate for this large, and very flashy, hummer, but then what do I know? The Rivoli’s is sharing the feeder with a Broad-billed and a couple of Black-chinned Hummingbirds. Sony RX10iv at 600mm equivalent. My “Birds in Flight Mode” variation on Program. 1/1000th @ f4 @ ISO 640. Processed in Polarr.