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Possible Hybrid hummingbird

The feeders around my house near Iron Mountain in Poway have gotten busy again with a variety of hummingbirds.  One that looks a little unusual to me looks like a Juvenile Costa's with the coloration of an allens in its back and wing feathers.  Do these species hybridize?

It sounds exactly like a Costa's so it's probably just a Costa's.  But if someone more knowledgeable could look at the photos of it and let me know if you think it might be a hyrbrid I would be grateful.
-Roger Uzun
Poway CA
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