White-Throated Hummingbird

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Leucochloris albicollis

White-Throated Hummingbird

The White-Throated Hummingbird is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. It is the only member of the genus Leucochloris.

It measures about 4-4.5 inches in length. The male weighs 5 – 8 grams, while the female weighs around 4·5 grams.

It has a distinctive white throat, belly and tail tips. Head, upperparts, wing coverts, chin and sides of neck are an iridescent green. The rest of the wings are purple- brown.

It is unlikely to be confused with any other bird species.

CALL: An irregular dry “chip.” 

Found in a variety of habitats such as forest edge, plantations, and gardens, mostly in the lowlands. Often visits feeders.

North-eastern Argentina, south-eastern Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay.


1 comment

  • I live in western new york state. Today I saw a distinctly marked white throated , green body hummingbird feeding in my salvia. Is this an anomaly?

    Karen Keating Walter

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