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Black-chinned hummingbird (male)
Archilochus alexandri

Size: 3.75 inches
Overall Color: green, black, violet, white
Occurrence: lowlands, foothills
Diet: insects, nectar, spiders
Nest: cup in tree or shrub
Field Identification: black chin bordered with violet and white collar
Season: summer

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Apodiformes
Family: 41 Trochilidae (hummingbirds)
Genus: Archilochus
Species: alexandri

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