Very Small Green Bird with a Black Bill

by Ed C
(Fort Worth, TX)

Only one I've ever seen. Includes Texas prairie, cities in North Texas, Indiana woodland and river bottoms and fields, Dakota prairie and badlands and Black Hills, California coast and Inland empire and Yosemite, Arizona around PHX and Tucson, Florida (gulf coast and central, and south Florida, all of Louisiana and most of Mississippi, most of Iowa, etc etc. It flew in low into the patio, and pecked at some remaining mums (trimmed back) and hopped among the trimmings in the two pots searching the few blossoms (Februaru 2 in Fort Worth, TX). Smaller than a sparrow, bigger than a hummingbird, close is size to a wren. The green coloration was practically grass green, nearly solid except black bill, black eyes, and a dark arc of color (black or very dark green) at the shoulder of the wings. Notably, it did not go near the feeder where sparrows, redhead sparrows, etc were eating prepared wild bird seed. I did not have a camera or smartphone nearby, so no picture.

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Feb 14, 2015
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by: Brook

Hi Texas, I was hoping someone could help ID your bird. It must have been a lost migrant but I don't have any idea what species.

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