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Chiapas and Oaxaca, Mexico July 2015

From July 11-23, 2015, Sheridan and I spent four days in the central Chiapas area as part of the GBNA biennial meeting, and then a week in south/central Oaxaca as part of a private group, ably organized and lead by Michael Retter.

This Berylline Hummingbird Amazilia beryllina was one of two or three seen by the road up to the miradors on the rim of Sumidero Canyon north of Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas. It is of the devillei ssp. group found south/east of the Isthmus of Tehuantapec that has less rufous in the primaries, a darker/bronzier rump/tail, and is all-green below except for the white thigh band (likely a good split from nominate beryllina ssp. group).