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Black-chinned hummingbird (female)
Archilochus alexandri


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