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Black-Chinned Hummingbird

Archilochus alexandri


Very young hummingbird in a nest. This is the 6th nest I've found this season! This nest was yellow/tan to blend in with the surroundings. All my previous hummingbird nests were green. The last image shows why it's this color. Can you see the nest? I did see the mom but only from a distance. She flew when I got near so I quickly retreated. "Black-Chinned hummingbird nests are deep cups, and the rim may be curved inward." - Hal Harrison


Oak tree in forest.


Thank you to Anna G-S for the ID of this spotting! Here's a link to the reference for hummingbird nests:

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San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on May 21, 2012
Submitted on May 22, 2012

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