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Black-chinned Hummingbird

Archilochus alexandri

2 Species ID Suggestions

KimLomman
KimLomman 7 years ago
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Archilochus alexandri Black-chinned Hummingbird


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KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 7 years ago

He's also all fluffed up, which makes those little marks difficult. I know we're getting allens/rufous hybrids on the Oregon Coast, so who knows.

KimLomman
KimLomman 7 years ago

Costa's have a white patch behind and below the eye which this doesn't appear to have. Could even be a hybrid.

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 7 years ago

In your photo, it appears that the color extends to the top of the head. That and the short coupled body make me lean towards the Costa's hummingbird. Black chinned tends to be slimmer and the top of the head is green. Perhaps you have another photo of the same individual?

zapabio
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zapabio

San Francisco, California, USA

Spotted on Mar 20, 2013
Submitted on May 8, 2013

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