Black-chinned Hummingbird

Archilochus alexandri
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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.

Female | Robert Shantz

Female | CJ Kazilek

Female | CJ Kazilek

Female | CJ Kazilek




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  • Article: Black-chinned Hummingbird
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: July 19, 2024
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