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Troy,
Hummingbirds in November are of interest to all mobirders.

Edge Wade
Missouri Bird Alert compiler
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On Friday, November 1, 2002, at 08:16 AM, Gordon, Michael T. wrote:

> Since today is November 1st, most ruby-throated hummingbirds can be
> expected to have long since migrated south.  However, migration appears
> to have been delayed this year due to a late spring in northern states
> and other factors.  To help me better understand the fall migration
> pattern, I would be interested in hearing from anyone who still has a
> hummingbird anywhere in Missouri.
>
> Additionally, if you do have a hummingbird, this is a good time to
> scrutinize them closely to make sure they are truly ruby-throated
> hummingbirds, and not one of the other species from the western
> states.  If there is any sign of red or orange in the tail feathers, it
> is probably another species.  Some ruby-throated hummingbirds will show
> a light buffy color on the sides, but red/orange in the tail is
> diagnostic of another species.  As always, I'd appreciate hearing all
> reports of non-ruby-throated hummingbirds throughout the state.
>
> Please respond to me privately to prevent clutter on the list!
>
> Troy Gordon
> Columbia, MO
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> Info on Missouri hummingbirds with links to my hummingbird research:
> http://www.missouri.edu/~gordonm/mohummers.htm
>
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