Blue-throated Hummingbird – Accepted

1. 27 Dec 1977–27 May 1978


vic. Three Rivers TUL



ph., Luther et al. (1979), Roberson (1980), Baldridge et al. (1983)


Blue-throated Hummingbird – Not accepted, identification not established

25 Apr 1992


Morongo Valley SBE










Blue-throated Hummingbird

BLUE-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD Lampornis clemenciae (Lesson, 1829)

Accepted: 1 (50%)

Treated in Appendix H: no

Not accepted: 1

CBRC review: all records

Not submitted/reviewed: 0

Color image: none

This hefty hummingbird’s breeding range reaches from southeastern Arizona and western Texas (where very local) southward through Mexico’s highlands to Oaxaca. Vagrants have been found north and east as far as Colorado, Louisiana, Alabama, and South Carolina (see Williamson 2001).

California’s only accepted record of the Blue-throated Hummingbird refers to a female present from 27 December 1977 to 27 May 1978 near Three Rivers in Tulare County (Baldridge et al. 1983, with indefinite discovery date). The bird nested twice during its five months in the state (cf. the Xantus’s Hummingbird account), and the first attempt—possibly the product of a union with an Anna’s Hummingbird—produced two young. The outcome of the other nest, including the identity of the potential mate, is unknown.