Public genome aids in quest to identify unknown Southwestern hummingbird


Posted: Mar 04, 2022 - 09:00am

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A mysterious hummingbird has recently been spotted near El Paso, TX. Birders and scientists are not sure if it is a new species or a hybrid, but they are working together to identify it. Chris Witt, professor and curator of the Museum of Southwestern Biology, helped create and make public the hummingbird genome a few years ago, and it is now being used to help identify this bird.

See quotes from Witt and the full story at El Paso Matters website.