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Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri)
Black-chinned Hummingbird - Moab, Utah, USA
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female Black-chinned Hummingbird - Moab, Utah, USA
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Black-Chinned Hummingbird (Male), Santa Rita Lodge, Madera Canyon, Near Green Valley, Arizona
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BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD FACTSDescription
The Black-chinned Hummingbird is a small hummingbird. It is metallic green above with green sides, and white underside. The bill is long, thin and straight. Males have a black face and chin, purple throat band and a dark forked tail. The female has no throat patch and a dark rounded tail with white tips. Females are similar to the female Ruby-throated Hummingbirds.
length about 8.25cm
semi-arid areas near water
uses its long tongue to feed on nectar from flowers They also catch insects on the wing.
The female builds a nest in a shrub or tree using plant fiber, spider webs and lichens.
western United States, northern Mexico and southern British Columbia. They migrate to Mexico in winter.