7 Things to Know About Black-chinned Hummingbird

Males have dark hood, iridescent throat; females lack dark head, make high-pitched sounds. Size: 3.75", wingspan: 4.75", weight: 0.12 oz.

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Identification

Black-chinned Hummingbirds eat bugs, spiders, and nectar. They prefer sugar water, avoiding artificial sweeteners.

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Food

Female Black-chinned Hummingbirds build cup-shaped nests, lay two eggs, incubate for 12 days, and feed chicks for a week after hatching.

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Nesting and Eggs

Black-chinned Hummingbirds thrive in diverse habitats, including arid zones and backyard gardens. Not threatened, but habitat conservation is crucial.

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Current Situation

This species, crucial for pollination, dominates in certain areas, serving as a primary pollinator for Beard-lip Beardtongue and Squawfeather plants.

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Facts

The Black-chinned Hummingbird nest expands to nurture growing chicks, providing warmth and space as they develop.

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Black-chinned Hummingbirds prefer flowers matching their last feed's color, not specifically red ones.

Black-chinned Hummingbirds, remarkable migrants, cover 2,000 miles to reach Mexican wintering grounds, repeating the journey in early spring.

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