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Hummingbirds of Quinta Mazatlan

Black-chinned Hummingbird

Spanish Name: Colibri Garganta Morada | Scientific Name: Archilochus alexandri

Black-chinned Hummingbirds are in the same genus as Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, and the species look very similar to each other, making it difficult to tell the two apart. The Black-chinned Hummingbird gets its name from the black feathers on its throat; however, if you get a look in just the right light you can see a rim of gorgeous purple feathers on the lower throat.


A soft tchew; calls more excited sounding during a chase.


These hummingbirds feed on just about the same things as their close relative the Ruby-throated Hummingbird. They drink nectar and sugar water, but also feed fairly extensively on insects. They spend much of their time hovering to drink nectar or snag insects, but will perch up high (often in a location with good visibility) to survey their territory.


Similar to the Ruby-throated Hummingbird; is made out of soft fibers held together with spider webs or other materials and is placed on a horizontal branch.


A wide range of habitats. Often seen in sunny areas with flowers and shade readily available.

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