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black-chinned hummingbird

archilochus alexa


A small green-black hummingbird of Mexico, California, Washington state. with no brilliant colors on its throat except a thin strip of iridescent purple bordering the black chin, only visible when light shine on it.


100 % Mexico,86% spending some part of the year in the U.S.and one percent breeding in can be found in back yards, along rivers. and most often found near cottonwood, sycamore, willow, salt cedar, sugarberry, and oak.


this one was enjoying a cold winter day in the back yard during a snowfall.

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Washington, USA

Spotted on Jan 1, 2020
Submitted on Feb 14, 2020

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