Black-Chinned Hummingbird is a common hummingbird
species throughout a vast region of the United States.
BILL: long, straight and very slender.
SIZE: 3.2 - 3.7 inches in length, with 1.6-1.9 inches wingspan.
WEIGHT: between 2 - 3 grams, females are larger than males.
COLOR: green, black, purple, white, iridescent.
OPEN WOODLANDS: most common in canyons and along rivers. In arid areas, most often found near cottonwood, sycamore, willow, salt-cedar, sugarberry, and oak.
NECTAR from desert-honeysuckle, larkspur, thistle, firecracker plants, turk’s cap , and tree tobacco and sugar water from feeders.
INSECTS small insects including flies, ants, and spiders.
HOVERING while feeding from flowers or feeders. They are very territorial. Males guard their territories from a high perch and give vocal warnings to intruders.
Widely distributed from Southern British Columbia, south across the Western States to Northern Mexico and Central Texas.