Jump to content
Whatbird Community

Recommended Posts

9 minutes ago, AlexHenry said:

Could they be Black-chinned? Some Black-chinned Hummers have buffy flanks.

I don't think so, although I'm not certain why. I think it's the shape and structure of the body. Black-chinned Hummingbirds seem a lot more slender than these birds, and appear to have a long neck for a hummingbird. Note the difference in the neck length between the Anna's and Black-chinned Hummingbirds on this feeder. Not the best comparison because the Anna's aren't Broad-tailed but still better than nothing. 


  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, Connor Cochrane said:

I agree with Alex here. These look a lot better for Black-chinned then broad-tailed IMO. Structure, a plain throat, and gray auriculars seem better for BCHU. 

Yes. Broad-taileds have very plain faces, without BCHU's obvious eyeline. They always look somewhat surprised to me. Well, the ones without red gorgets, anyway.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...