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Black-chinned Hummingbird

Archilochus alexandri

Description:

Small hummingbird with metallic green back, buff underparts, and (if male) a black chin with an iridescent purple ring at the base of the black marking. Long black bill.

Habitat:

Inhabits a wide range including lowlands, forests, mountain regions, and urban areas. This one was found in my backyard.

Notes:

Fun Facts: 1. These hummers feed on nectar, insects, spiders, and sugar water. 2. They have 2-3 broods per year with a clutch size of 2. 3. In colder weather they may take in 3 times their body weight in nectar. Ref: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Blac... https://identify.whatbird.com/obj/192/_/....

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San Antonio, Texas, United States

Spotted on Apr 7, 2021
Submitted on Apr 23, 2021

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