Black-chinned Hummingbird
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Superorder: Strisores
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Subfamily: Trochilinae
Tribe: Mellisugini
Genus: Archilochus
Species: A. alexandri
Binomial name
Archilochus alexandri
(Bourcier & Mulsant, 1846)
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Global range     Year-Round Range     Summer Range     Winter Range

Black-throated Hummingbird, Archilochus alexandri, is a species of hummingbird that is related to the Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

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Similar species

Separating female and immature Black-chinned Hummingbirds from Ruby-throated Hummingbirds can be difficult (Tyler, 2005),[2] and depends on a detailed study of individual primaries and rectrices (Pyle 1997),[3] as cited in Butler, et al. (2007).[4]







  1. ^ "Archilochus alexandri". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Tyler, J. D. 2005. Birds of Southwestern Oklahoma and North Central Texas. Transcript Press, Norman, Oklahoma.
  3. ^ Pyle, P. 1997. Identification guide to North American birds, Part 1: Columbidae to Ploceidae. Stone Creek Press, Bolinas, California
  4. ^ Butler, C. J., D. Ledbetter, N. Batchelder, and G. Batchelder. 2007. Black-chinned Hummingbirds breed in Grady County. Bulletin of the Oklahoma Ornithological Society 40: 13-16.

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