Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2013-83

Common name:

Allen's Hummingbird

Scientific name: Selasphorus sasin
Date: 01-16-2013
Length of time observed:  
Number: 1
Age: SY
Sex: male
Location: Ivins
County: Washington
Latilong: 19
Elevation: ~860m
Distance to bird: banded
Optical equipment:  
Light Conditions:  
Description:        Size of bird:  
(Description:)       Basic Shape:  
(Description:)  Overall Pattern:  
(Description:)            Bill Type:  
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
Measurements taken by Ned Batchelder:

wing 39.34mm
tail 23.5
bill 16.88
Ret. - 5 2.27 - very narrow unlike Rufous
Ret. - 2 lance shape without notch - unlike Rufous R-2 at tip
(see photos)
Song or call & method of delivery:  
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
Distinguished from Rufous by size and shape of retrices 2 and 5.
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
References consulted:  
Description from: Notes taken at the time of the sighting
Observer: Rick Fridell
Observer's address:  
Observer's e-mail address: **
Other observers who independently identified this bird: Banded by Ned Batchelder at a private residence in Ivins at the mouth of Snow Canyon. Carla Ritter first observed the hummingbird.
Date prepared: 12-04-2013
Additional material: Photos