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GALLERIES > BIRDS > APODIFORMES > TROCHILIDAE > BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD [Archilochus alexandri]


Black-chinned Hummingbird Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Ash Canyon, AZ
GPS: 31.4N, -110.3W, elev=5,533' MAP
Date: July 30, 2009
ID : 7C2V0538 [3888 x 2592]

Black-chinned Hummingbird Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Miller Canyon, AZ
GPS: 31.4N, -110.3W, elev=5,399' MAP
Date: July 30, 2009
ID : 7C2V0399 [3888 x 2592]

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Black-chinned Hummingbird Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Sawmill Canyon (Aliso Spring), Santa Rita Mtns, AZ
GPS: 31.7N, -110.8W, elev=5,871' MAP
Date: June 10, 2016
ID : B13K1622 [4896 x 3264]

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Location: Sawmill Canyon (Aliso Spring), Santa Rita Mtns, AZ
GPS: 31.7N, -110.8W, elev=5,871' MAP
Date: June 10, 2016

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Black-chinned Hummingbird Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Miller Canyon, AZ
GPS: 31.4N, -110.3W, elev=5,399' MAP
Date: July 30, 2009
ID : 7C2V0483 [3888 x 2592]

Black-chinned Hummingbird Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Miller Canyon, AZ
GPS: 31.4N, -110.3W, elev=5,399' MAP
Date: July 30, 2009
ID : 7C2V0482 [3888 x 2592]

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Black-chinned Hummingbird Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Ramsey Canyon, AZ
GPS: 31.5N, -110.3W, elev=5,070' MAP
Date: June 4, 2007
ID : ? [3888 x 2592]

Black-chinned Hummingbird (juvenile male)
 
 
Location: Silverado, CA (Maple Springs)
GPS: 33.7N, -117.5W, elev=4,309' MAP
Date: June 27, 2009
ID : 7C2V9724 [3888 x 2592]

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Black-chinned Hummingbird Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Placerita Canyon, CA
GPS: 34.4N, -118.4W, elev=1,961' MAP
Date: June 7, 2008
ID : 7C2V4596 [3888 x 2592]

Black-chinned Hummingbird Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Placerita Canyon, CA
GPS: 34.4N, -118.4W, elev=1,961' MAP
Date: June 7, 2008
ID : 7C2V4607 [3888 x 2592]

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Black-chinned Hummingbird Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Placerita Canyon, CA
GPS: 34.4N, -118.4W, elev=1,961' MAP
Date: June 7, 2008
ID : 7C2V4591 [3888 x 2592]

Black-chinned Hummingbird Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Ramsey Canyon, AZ
GPS: 31.5N, -110.3W, elev=5,070' MAP
Date: June 4, 2007
ID : ? [3888 x 2592]

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Black-chinned Hummingbird Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Ramsey Canyon, AZ
GPS: 31.5N, -110.3W, elev=5,070' MAP
Date: June 4, 2007
ID : ? [3888 x 2592]

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SPECIES INFO

The Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) is a small hummingbird.

Adults are metallic green above and white below with green flanks. Their bill is long, straight and very slender. The adult male has a black face and chin, a glossy purple throat band and a dark forked tail. The female has a dark rounded tail with white tips and no throat patch; they are similar to female Ruby-throated Hummingbirds.

Their breeding habitat is open semi-arid areas near water in the western United States, northern Mexico and southern British Columbia. The female builds a well-camouflaged nest in a protected location in a shrub or tree using plant fibre, spider webs and lichens.

They are migratory and spend most of the winter in Mexico.

These birds feed on nectar from flowers using a long extendable tongue or catch insects on the wing. While collecting nectar, they also assist in plant pollination.

Because of their small size, they are vulnerable to insect-eating birds and animals. This bird is fairly common in its breeding range.

A hybrid between this species and Anna's Hummingbird was called "Trochilus" violajugulum. The Black-chinned Hummingbird is also known to hybridize with Costa's Hummingbird.



                                     




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