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Date:         Tue, 5 Apr 2005 12:11:55 -0400
Reply-To:     Bradley J Bergstrom <bergstrm@VALDOSTA.EDU>
Sender:       Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Bradley J Bergstrom <bergstrm@VALDOSTA.EDU>
Subject:      Buff-bellied Hummingbird in SW Georgia
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A Buff-bellied Hummingbird visiting a feeder near Pavo, GA for a period of 4 or 5 days was well described and photographed. It was last seen and photographed by the observer (and homeowner) yesterday morning. Betty Derrick looked for the bird yesterday afternoon, and Betty, Barbara Passmore and I spent a couple of hours this morning, to no avail. It has apparently moved on, but we'll advise if it should return. One of many photographs taken by the homeownder can be seen here:

http://www.valdosta.edu/~bergstrm/Buff-bellied5.jpg

After documentation, this should represent the 11th species of hummingbird recorded in Georgia. It was certainly the one to expect next. At least two Buff-bellieds spent the winter in Tallahassee this year, which is about 35 miles away.

Brad Bergstrom Valdosta, GA

-------------------------------------- Brad Bergstrom, Ph.D., Professor Dept. of Biology, Valdosta St. Univ. Valdosta, GA 31698-0015 TEL 229-333-5770 /-5759 FAX 229-245-6585 Home: 229-333-0743 e-mail: bergstrm@valdosta.edu Web- http://www.valdosta.edu/~bergstrm

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