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.
- Black-chinned Hummingbirds (bobzeller.wordpress.com)