Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) - HBW 5, p. 672
French: Colibri à gorge noire
Spanish: Colibrí Gorginegro
Other common names: Purple-throated Hummingbird
Taxonomy: Trochilus Alexandri Bourcier and Mulsant, 1846, Sierra Madre Occidental, Mexico.
Genus sometimes merged into Mellisuga; alternatively linked with Selasphorus. On occasion, considered to form a superspecies with A. colubris; some authors would also include Calypte costae. “Trochilus violajugulum” is probably a hybrid of present species with Calypte anna. Monotypic.
Distribution: SW Canada (British Columbia) S through W USA (E to E Texas) to N Mexico (N Baja California, NE Sonora to NW Tamaulipas). Winters in W & SC Mexico (S Sonora to N Guerrero and W Veracruz).
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VideosSee all 20 videos
An adult bird flying and feeding Locality Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Don DesJardin 30 April 2003 6 years ago 16 sec 4.9
Many females and one adult male at a feeder. Locality Zion National Park, Utah, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 29 May 2013 30 weeks ago 40 sec 4.7
A male feeding at a feeder Locality Kern County, California, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Paul Clarke 23 June 2001 6 years ago 13 sec 4.4
A female sucking on a feeder and another individual chasing it. Locality Penticton, British Columbia, Canada (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 13 August 2012 1 year ago 21 sec 4.3
An adult male (foreground) at a feeder showing the dramatic size difference compared to a female Anna's next to it. Locality Ventura, Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Don DesJardin 14 April 2014 5 days ago ADDED LAST WEEK 26 sec 4
Three birds at a feeder, including one adult male. Locality Zion National Park, Utah, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 29 May 2013 31 weeks ago 27 sec 4
PhotosSee all 21 photos
Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri), adult, male
Locality Sweetwater Wetlands Park, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Kilian Wasmer 24 April 2011 2 years ago 4.6
Locality Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA (United States)
email@example.com 11 May 2000 3 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.5
A female hovering in flower garden.
Locality Yelm, Thurston County, Washington State, USA (United States)
Nicholas Tomney 17 September 2012 1 year ago 4.5
A male on a feeder at Beatty's Guest Ranch
Locality Miller Canyon, Huachuca Mountains, Arizona, USA (United States)
Erik Breden 5 August 2007 3 years ago 4.5
Dorsal flight view of this magnificent Male Black-Chinned Hummingbird.
Locality El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA (United States)
Carlos Rodriguez Carreon 16 June 2012 40 weeks ago 4.4
Female at feeder, Sunny Flat Campground.
Locality Cave Creek Canyon, Chiricahua Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Dave Rintoul 27 May 2008 2 years ago 4