Black-chinned Hummingbird

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 04 August 2010
Scientific Name
Archilochus alexandri
  • Trochiliformes
  • Trochilidae
  • Archilochus
  • A. alexandri
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 7 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
3.75 inches
4.75 inches
.12 ounces

International Names

Czech (Cesky) kolibřík černobradý
Danish (Dansk) Sorthaget Kolibri
Dutch (Nederlands) Zwartkinkolibrie
Finnish (Suomi) mustakurkkukolibri
French (Français) Colibri à gorge noire
German (Deutsch) Schwarzkinnkolibri
Italian (Italiano) Colibrì golanera
Japanese (日本語) ノドグロハチドリ (nodogurohachidori)
Norwegian (Norsk) Svartstrupekolibri
Polish (Polski) koliberek czarnobrody
Spanish (Español) Colibrí Gorginegro
Swedish (Svenska) Svarthakad kolibri
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