Allen's Hummingbird is one of the types of hummingbirds that are full-time residents in the United States. It lives all year in California. It frequents the coastal foothills.
They look very similar to the Rufous Hummingbird. But the Rufous has a rust colored back and the Allen's has a metallic green back and head.
It has rufous colored sides and a copper-red throat on the male. It has a dark forked tail.
Male Anna’s Hummingbird have a
flared rose colored gorget, and the same color on his head. This
coloring distinguishes it from the Ruby-throated which has only a red
colored gorget with a green head.
It is slightly larger than the Ruby-throat and has a bulkier
It is found on the west coast of the
United States from Canada to Mexico. In the winter it may range
across the southern edge of Arizona to west Texas.
It lives in the
lowland gardens and the mountains in the summer. In the winter it moves to the deserts. It often nests in Oak Trees.
The Anna's Hummingbird is a full-time resident in the United States.
Hummingbirds like a perch on their feeders, so they can sit to eat.
How to Feed Hummingbirds
Bahama Woodstar Hummingbird
Bahama Woodstar Hummingbird is an unusual visitor to southern Florida.
It normally lives in the Bahamas, but is one of the types of hummingbirds occasionally seen in Florida.
It has a green back with cinnamon undersides with a white breast.
It has a rusty, forked tail.
The male has a metallic reddish-purple gorget.
This Hummingbird Painting is of a female Bahama Woodstar.
Black-chinned Hummingbird are the western counterpart of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird.
These two types of hummingbirds are similar in appearance except
instead of a ruby-throat the males have a black chin and their throat is
a beautiful violet.
Their tail is notched and their bill is slightly
down curved. The top of their head, back and sides are greenish.
females also have greenish backs and heads with white chins and under
parts. They may have fine specks on their throat.
Other than her down
curved bill she looks very much like a female Ruby-throat. Her wings are
a little bit longer.
They reside from western Montana and Texas to California, including New Mexico and Arizona.
The female builds her nest by herself in
trees or large shrubs often in the fork of small limbs. The nest is only
about 1 ½” in diameter. She lays 2 eggs that hatch in about 16 days.
When the babies have feathers the mother will often build another nest
within sight of the first nest to raise a second set of babies. What a
hard worker, she does it all by herself. But, it is great for keeping
the species going.
Blue-throated Hummingbird are one of the largest type of hummingbirds in the
United States. It is around 5 inches, much larger than most of our other types of
Our other hummingbird types are in the 3 to 4 inch range.
and female have two white stripes on their face. It has one eyebrow stripe
above the eye. And a smaller, whisker
white stripe below the eye.
It has a
large blackish colored tail with white corner. The male has a blue throat. It's belly is grey.
It is seen
in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and sometimes Colorado.
Broad-billed Hummingbirds are seen in Arizona, New Mexico,
western Texas, and Mexico.
It is one of the types of hummingbirds that come into the United States through Mexico.
Many hummers have dark bills, but the
Broad-bill has a red bill with a dark tip.
The male has a dark metallic
green body, but in poor light it will look black.
His throat is a
The female is green above with light gray under parts.
Broad-tailed Hummingbirds breed in the United States from California to Wyoming and south to Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.
It is frequently seen in the Rocky Mountains and it nests at high altitudes. Some stay the year round in southern Arizona, Texas and some areas of the Gulf Coast.
It's crown and back are a dark green. It's sides are greenish. It's broad tail is also greenish. The male has a rose-red throat.
The female has cinnamon on her sides and some spots on her throat.
It looks very similar to the Ruby-throated Hummingbird, but they live in
different parts of the country, so there is no confusion.
The male's wings make a loud trilling sound when he is flying; this sound is not heard in other types of hummingbirds.
Buff-bellied Hummingbird are seen fairly often in south Texas.
A few stay the winter in Texas.
They have a red bill that is black on the end.
It's head, back and upper chest is green. It's belly for which it was named is buff colored.
It has a rufous colored, forked tail.
The male and female look similar.