|Paul Dickson banded Gloria Frantom's hummingbird
on February 9, 2005. It turned out to be an adult, female, Rufous
Hummingbird. This is the first record of an adult female Rufous wintering
through February in northwest Louisiana. She was healthy and fat and
had completed wing molt. This indicates that she is ready to migrate
back to her breeding range.
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|Checking the wing feathers.||Searching for tail feathers. There were none.||The gorget.|
|Weighing her.||Checking for fat.||Measuring the bill length.|
|The gorget again.||Her back.||She doesn't realize she can fly away.|