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Identify Immature Black chinned Hummingbirds

3.25-3.75".  Small, compact, with long straight thin bill.  Very similar to adult Black chinned female.  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. Immature male has more mottling, almost appears to have 5:00 shadow.  Immature male may have irridencent specks of purple, ameythest, or blue on throat.  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 R2-5. On immature male only R3-R5 are white tipped with R3 only having small narrow strip.

Identify Immature Black chinned Hummingbirds