Black-chinned Hummingbird Archilochus alexandri

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Adult male
Adult male

Fairly long and slender hummingbird with a long black bill. Adult males have a purple throat that often looks black. Note white spot behind the eye.

Female/immature male

Females/immatures are dull metallic green above with a whitish throat and underparts. Note white tips on outer tail feathers.

Adult male

Slender hummingbird with a straight black bill. Adult males have a purple band in the throat that most often appears black.

Female/immature male

Females/immatures are dull metallic green above with whitish underparts. Perched birds often show a pale collar.

Female/immature male

Females/immatures have whitish underparts with some dull metallic green on the flanks. The outer tail feathers are tipped in white.

Habitat

Found in lowland deserts and mountainous forests in natural habitats as well as very urbanized areas as long as there are tall trees and flowering shrubs and vines.

Recommended Citation

Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/bkchum