Black-chinned Hummingbird Photo Gallery
Black-chinned Hummingbirds are common backyard feeder visitors.
What does the Black-chinned Hummingbird look like?
Black-chinned Hummingbirds are small woodland-field birds. They have straight black bills, dull green backs and sides, gray chests and bellies with black tails. Males have a metallic purple stripe on their throats, females have pale gray throats.
Black-chinned Hummingbird Habitat
Black-chinned Hummingbird Facts
Black-chinned Hummingbirds are common hummingbirds of the American west. They are frequent visitors to backyard feeders, but will rarely spend more than a day there during migration. Males have a spectacular way of defending their territory and making courtship displays. They fly high into the air (about 70 to 100 ft.); then rapidly dive down towards the ground. They have incredibly high resting heartbeats; averaging nearly 500 beats per minute. When the temperature drops, they enter torpor and their body temperature falls and heartbeats can slow to below 50 beats per minute. Females are larger than males.