Calliope Hummingbird - Little Star

Stellula calliope - rare migrant - nectar

Calliope Hummingbird

The smallest bird in North America and the smallest long-distance avian migrant in the world! Stellula calliope - Stellula means Little Star. The streaking on the throat makes for an easy identification. First and only sighting for me, August 12, 2009. On the Audubon Watch list.

Calliope Hummingbird