The male Black-chinned, like all hummingbirds,
maintains a mating and feeding territory in
spring. He courts his female with a dazzling
aerial display involving a pendulum-like flight
pattern. When mating interest wanes, the male
often takes up residence elsewhere, near a good
food supply. Later, when plant blooming and
insect swarming subside, the birds move south.
Average weight: male 3.09 g, female 3.42 g. The
female is larger than the male.
Adult male: Metallic green back, crown, and
breast; black gorget with purple throat band,
white collar. The least colorful of US hummers.
Adult female: Green back and crown, white breast,
white throat with some black spots, buff sides,
white tips on outer tail feathers.
Observed in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas,
California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho,
Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada,
New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas,
Utah, Washington, Wyoming, British Columbia, and
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