Hummingbird flies more slowly than the smaller
hummingbirds, sometimes sailing on set wings. It
is more of an insect gleaner than the other
species, though it takes its share of nectar from
flowers and feeders.
Average weight: male 7.7 g, female 6.4 g.
Second-largest US hummingbird (next to
Adult male: Dark green back, purple forehead and
crown, metallic green gorget, black breast.
Adult female: Olive green back and crown, gray
breast and throat with faint streaking,
pearl-gray tips on outer tail feathers.
Observed in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado,
Georgia, Kansas, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico,
Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. Winters in Mexico.