Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Allen's Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin) - HBW 5, p. 680

French: Colibri d’Allen German: Grünrücken-Zimtelfe Spanish: Colibrí de Allen
Other common names: Red-backed Hummingbird/Woodstar

Taxonomy: Ornismya Sasin Lesson, 1829, San Francisco.
Forms a superspecies with S. rufus. “S. floresii” usually reckoned to be hybrid of present species with Calypte anna. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • sasin (Lesson, 1829) - coastal W USA (extreme S Oregon to California, S to Santa Barbara County); winters in SC Mexico.
  • sedentarius Grinnell, 1929 - islands off coast of S California (USA).