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Black-chinned Hummingbird

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About the Black-chinned Hummingbird

Also known as: Alexander Hummingbird

The Black-chinned Hummingbird lives across western portions of North America. They range down into Mexico and Central America, where they spend the winter.

Male Black-chinned Hummingbirds have a black face and chin, with a glossy purple throat band. Both sexes have metallic green backs and white breasts. Black-chinned Hummingbirds feed on flower nectar and insects caught on the wing.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 04 August 2010
Scientific Name Archilochus alexandri
  • Trochiliformes
  • Trochilidae
  • Archilochus
  • A. alexandri
Birdorable Family Hummingbirds
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 29 July 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
3.75 inches
4.75 inches
.12 ounces
Range North America Central America United States (West)

International Names

  • kolibřík černobradý (Czech)
  • Sorthaget Kolibri (Danish)
  • Zwartkinkolibrie (Dutch)
  • mustakurkkukolibri (Finnish)
  • Colibri à gorge noire (French)
  • Schwarzkinnkolibri (German)
  • Colibrì golanera (Italian)
  • ノドグロハチドリ (nodogurohachidori) (Japanese)
  • Svartstrupekolibri (Norwegian)
  • koliberek czarnobrody (Polish)
  • Colibrí Gorginegro (Spanish)
  • Svarthakad kolibri (Swedish)

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