logo
Archilochus alexandri

 

Home PagePlumage and MoltFeeding PageMigration PageHow to Identify HummingbirdsPhoto GalleryBiography Page

Return to Id page

 


Identify Adult Female Black chinned Hummingbirds

3.25-3.75".  Small, compact, with long straight thin bill.  Dull green to bronzy golden green back, crown is dull greenish gray to grayish tan, with white throat and chin with variable amounts of dark streaking. Cheeks are grayish. Pale breast, some rufous, tan, or buffish color on sides. Tail projects slightly past wingtips. Pumps tail frequently when hovering.  Tail is square to slightly notched with green to blackish tail feathers tipped with white on R3-5. R2 and R1 are pointed. R1 is dull green.

Identify Adult Female Black chinned Hummingbirds