Dear Mom

Bahama Woodstar Hummingbird

When I think of the Bahamas, sun sand and vacation come to mind but not hummingbirds.  I just discovered that there is indeed a species of hummingbird found there.  It is known as the Bahama Woodstar and it is a commonly seen in Nassau.  Here is some information which will help you identify this hummingbird if you are ever lucky enough to see one for yourself.

The male Bahama Woodstar hummingbird is mostly green in color.  They are known to have a deeply forked tail that is colored black and rufous, with their gorget being a rddish violet color and their chest being white in color and the posterior underparts being refuscent.

The female of this species differs from the male of this species because they have rounded tails and both the throat and chest are white.

Are you, like me, surprised to discover that there is a species of hummingbird found in the Bahamas?  I feel that my mom would have enjoyed discovering this fact also.  If you are ever in the Bahamas, maybe you will have the good fortune to see this particular species of hummingbird for yourself.  

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