Black-chinned Hummingbird


Length: 3 ¾” (10cm)

Range: Common in lowlands and low mountains. A few Black-chinned Hummingbirds winter in Southeast

Metallic green above. In good light, adult male shows violet band at lower border of black throat. Underparts whitish; sides and flanks dusky green. Female’s throat can be all-white or show faint dusky or greenish streaks. Immature’s resemble adult female: immature male may begin to show violet on lower throat in the fall. Call is a soft tchew; chase not combines high squeals and tchew notes. Twitches tail more than ruby-throated while feeding.

This is a regular visitor of my backyard here in Las Vegas.

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