Q: I wanted to share photos of a white hummingbird spotted at our feeder last night in Lawrenceville. I’ve never seen one before. Are they common? What is their official name?
A: Several species of hummingbird live in Georgia part-time and migrate through each year. Ruby-throated, rufous, and black-chinned hummingbirds are common.
Your’s looks like a female ruby-throated hummingbird to me…..so her “official name” is “Bianca”!
James A. notes: “According to Rubythroat.org, “Ruby-throated Hummingbirds with aberrational plumage sometimes occur. These include albinos and leucistic birds with varying degrees of pale or white feathers. Please report sightingss of these birds to Operation RubyThroat at Hilton Pond Center.”