French: Colibri à gorge noire German: Schwarzkinnkolibri Spanish: Colibrí gorjinegro
Bourcier and Mulsant
Sierra Madre Occidental, Mexico
SW Canada (British Columbia) S through W USA (E to E Texas) to N Mexico (N Baja California, NE Sonora to NW Tamaulipas, S to E Zacatecas and San Luis Potosí). Winters in W & SC Mexico (S Sonora to N Guerrero and W Veracruz), with small numbers in SE USA (Gulf coast to Florida)#R.
10 cm; male 2·7–4·3 g, female 2·8–4·7 g. Small hummingbird with long, thin dark bill. Male has upperparts iridescent green; white... read more
Display-flights are accompanied by two types of sounds (one a buzz, the other a short pure tone),... read more
Breeding habitat open deciduous and mixed woodlands, chaparral, thorn forest, arid scrub and desert... read more
Food and feeding
Flowers of 40 plant species have been identified as providing nectar as part of the temperate diet, including species from the genera ... read more
Male arrives on temperate breeding territory from late Mar (S) to late May (N), 5–7 days prior to female; nesting normally lasts into... read more
Migratory, wintering from N & C Mexico S to S Mexico (Guerrero, Morelos, Veracruz), with small... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. There are US National Breeding Bird Survey data for this species only for a few western regions, in which no short-term or long-term... read more
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