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Black-chinned Hummingbird

Archilochus alexandri

Black-chinned Hummingbird
copyright Robert Shantz
Length: 4 in. (10 cm)
This hummingbird is found in open woodland, desert scrub, parks and gardens in suburban areas. It comes readily to hummingbird feeders nears houses, and several species of cultivated flowers as well as standing water can attract it to nest near houses. It feeds on nectar from flowers, insects and spiders. The nest is a tiny cup-like affair placed on a low tree limb and made of plant down, lichens and spider webbing. Typical of hummingbirds, only the female incubates and feeds the young a regurgitated mixture of insects and nectar. The four-digit banding code is BCHU.
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Female
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Female
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Female
copyright CJ Kazilek

Chaparral
Chaparral

Desert
Desert

Riparian / River forest
Riparian / River forest

Shrubs
Shrubs

Urban city
Urban city

Agricultural
Agricultural

Mesquite bosque
Mesquite bosque

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