26 Mar '12, 11am

The Hummingbird on West 81st Street

The Hummingbird on West 81st Street By RACHEL NUWER Utku Perktas An unexpected guest: a Rufous hummingbird outside the American Museum of Natural History. New Yorkers weren’t the only ones who enjoyed the mild winter this year. Thanks to the warm temperatures and absent flurries, a Rufous hummingbird called the American Museum of Natural History home, to the delight of museumgoers and staff members alike. Joseph DiCostanzo , an ornithologist at the museum, said that museum personnel first noticed the little bird flitting around the ornamental flowers outside the planetarium on Dec. 14. Hummingbirds usually clear out of the city by late October or early November, so the sighting raised some eyebrows. “A hummingbird in the city in December is odd,” Mr. DiCostanzo said. The museum staff began to investigate the bird’s identity and soon concluded that it was a Rufous hummingbi...

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