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Black-chinned Hummingbird Archilochus alexandri

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BNA Account Authors: Baltosser, William H., and Stephen M. Russell

The Black-chinned Hummingbird is found from southern British Columbia throughout most of the western United States and much of central and northern Mexico (Fig. 1). Occurring from below sea level to elevations above 2,500 m, the species inhabits a variety of habitats ranging from lush urban settings to xeric desert washes, the latter being more typical of the habitat occupied by Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae). As a breeding species, it is most abundant in southern segments of its range, particularly in riparian habitats of southern Arizona and southern New Mexico, where linear stretches often support nests spaced approximately every 100 m.

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Rhythmic wing noise from flight display and buzzy calls

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-breeding

Recommended Citation

Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/bkchum