Hummingbirds in New Mexico

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The hummingbirds in the above illustration by Ernst Haeckel are mostly South American species. The ones that visit New Mexico are below. Descriptions courtesy of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. I see the Black-Chinned and the Calliope commonly in the spring and summer. In more than forty years of bird watching in Albuquerque, I’ve only seen the Rufous one time, and it was busy chasing other hummingbirds away from trumpetvine flowers.