Calliope Hummingbird (Stellula calliope) - HBW 5, p. 674
French: Colibri calliope
Spanish: Colibrí Calíope
Taxonomy: Trochilus (Calothorax) Calliope Gould, 1847, Real del Monte, Hidalgo, Mexico.
Genus sometimes merged into Mellisuga; alternatively lumped into Archilochus. Proposed race lowei (Guerrero) based on a winter specimen, and claimed differences fall within normal variation. Monotypic.
Distribution: SW Canada (C & E British Columbia and SW Alberta) and W USA in Rocky Mts and Sierra Nevada (Washington to California and E to Wyoming and W Colorado). Winters in WC & SC Mexico (SE Sinaloa to EC Oaxaca).
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An adult spring male bird perched looking around. Locality Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Don DesJardin 30 April 2002 5 years ago 16 sec 4.8
An adult male perched on a stick and an aerial courtship display Locality Story, Sheridan County, Wyoming, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Steven Siegel 31 May 2000 9 years ago 30 sec 4.6
A female attending a feeder several times. Locality Penticton, British Columbia, Canada (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 13 August 2012 32 weeks ago 32 sec 4
Calliope courtship display.
Locality British Columbia, Canada (Monotypic species)
Walter Nussbaumer 1 May 2009 50 weeks ago 5
Male bird photographed at Santa Rita Lodge
Locality Madera Canyon, Santa Rita Mountains, Arizona, USA (United States)
Tom Moxley 1 May 2011 1 year ago 4
Calliope Hummingbird at a feeder in Lynchburg, VA
Locality Virginia, USA (United States)
Larry Meade 30 December 2008 3 years ago 3.3
Female in flight.
Locality Wood Lake, British Columbia, Canada (Monotypic species)
Ken Simonite 21 July 2012 28 weeks ago 3
A male perched close to the ground on a grass stalk
Locality Bajío de Aguinaldos, Durango State, Mexico (Northern) (Monotypic species)
monicayhector 10 September 2006 3 years ago 2.3