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Sonoran Desert Birds

 

 

Black-chinned hummingbird (male) - (Archilochus alexandri)

Size: 3.75 inches
Overall Color: green
Occurrence: widespread
Diet: insects, spiders, nectar
Nest: cup
Field Identification: black chin with violet edging, white collar, chest and belly, spreads and pumps tail while hovering, long bill
Season: spring-summer

Black-chinned hummingbird (male)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae (hummingbirds)
Genus: Archilochus
species: alexandri

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