Black-chinned Hummingbird Photos © Bill Schmoker

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Captive Black-chinned Hummingbird, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona, 8/06.

Male Black-chinned Hummingbird giving us a glimpse of its purple iridescent gorget, Durango, Colorado, 7/05.

Male Black-chinned Hummingbird, Durango, Colorado, 7/05.

Female Black-chinned Hummingbird, Durango, Colorado, 7/05.

Female Black-chinned Hummingbird, Durango, Colorado, 7/05.

Male Black-chinned Hummingbird, Patton's place, Patagonia, Arizona, 3/03.

Male Black-chinned Hummingbirds, Archuleta County, Colorado.

Male Black-chinned Hummingbird, Archuleta County, Colorado. (Compare with male Ruby-throated Hummingbird.)

Male Black-chinned Hummingbird, Archuleta County, Colorado. Note that the dark throat (gorget) appears to reach all of the way to the eye. The purple color isn't always visible, and this is an easy way to sort out male Black-chinned Hummingbirds from Broad-tailed Hummingbirds. (Thanks to Tony Leukering for pointing this field mark out.)

Adult female Black-chinned Hummingbird, Beatty's Orchard, Miller Canyon, Arizona, 7/03.

Female Black-chinned Hummingbird, Archuleta County, Colorado.

Female Black-chinned Hummingbird, Archuleta County, Colorado. Note white "teardrop" behind the eye, long curved bill, and gray cheek. Also note the long wings that almost reach the tip of the tail. (Compare with female Ruby-throated Hummingbird.)

All photographs copyrighted by the author. Publication-quality 300dpi versions and prints of many of the images contained in this web site are available- inquiries welcomed- email bill@schmoker.org