by Tammy Brister
(Mission, TX)

This bird was flying around our neighbors esperanza. I at first thought it was one of the big black furry bees that are always present, but upon closer examination, my husband said no he thought it was a hummingbird. It's body was gray and black. It was only about an inch long, maybe 1 1/2 inches but no more. On its back it had a white stipe. It was the coolest little thing I had ever seen. I have seen many rufous hummingbirds here, but never a bird like this.

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Oct 24, 2011
by: Bettie

What you are describing sounds like a hummingbird moth. I think they are insects rather than a bird,but as someone said,you can probably find the answer if you were to do a google search and put "hummingbird moth in the box.

Oct 24, 2011
by: Mary

There are a few different kind of Moth Hummingbirds around. Check out some on the iternet and see if you recognize one. the one that is most famous is called the Hawk Moth or sphinx.

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