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Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri)

Physical Description
Average weight: male 3.09 g, female 3.42 g. The female is larger than the male.

Plumage
Adult male: Metallic green back, crown, and breast (one photo shows a grayish breast); black gorget with purple throat band, white collar. The least colorful of US hummers.
Adult female: Green back and crown, white breast, white throat with some black spots, buff sides, white tips on outer tail feathers.


Distribution
Observed in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan.

For maps showing population distribution and trends, see the National Biological Service's North American Breeding Bird Survey species account.


 

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