- Length: 5.25 inches
- Long, thin bill
- Large hummingbird
- White stripe behind eye
- White malar streak
- Green upperparts
- Grayish underparts
- Black, rounded tail with broad white tips
- United States ranged restricted to southeastern Arizona, southwestern
New Mexico and west Texas. Stray elsewhere.
- Blue throat (black in poor light)
The male Blue-throated Hummingbird is unmistakeable. Female is similar to
female Magnificent Hummingbird but has large white tips to tail and white
malar streak. Other hummingbirds are much smaller.
Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.
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