Nov. 27, 2008 - 1st state record
(Immature male); Photographed and banded; Private residence in Fenton, St. Louis Co.; Lanny Chambers, Linda Chambers; 22nd Annual MBRC Report, 2008-103. This bird came to the observers' feeder and was captured and banded; while it was in hand, measurements were taken that identified it as an Allen's Hummingbird rather than the extremeley similar Rufous Hummingbird. In particular, the very narrow outermost rectrix (2.1 mm wide) was diagnostic of Allen's. Banders measurements and photos

Additional Selasphorus sp. (Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird) Records