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 Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri)




Black-chinned Hummingbird | Archilochus alexandri photo
Black-chinned Hummingbird - Moab, Utah, USA

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Black-chinned Hummingbird | Archilochus alexandri photo
female Black-chinned Hummingbird - Moab, Utah, USA

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Black-chinned Hummingbird | Archilochus alexandri photo
Black-Chinned Hummingbird (Male), Santa Rita Lodge, Madera Canyon, Near Green Valley, Arizona

Photograph by Alan And Elaine Wilson. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD FACTS

Description
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.

Size
length about 8.25cm

Environment
semi-arid areas near water

Food
uses its long tongue to feed on nectar from flowers They also catch insects on the wing.

Breeding
The female builds a nest in a shrub or tree using plant fiber, spider webs and lichens.

Range
western United States, northern Mexico and southern British Columbia. They migrate to Mexico in winter.

Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Apodiformes
Family:Trochilidae
Genus:Archilochus
Species:alexandri
Common Name:Black-chinned Hummingbird