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Blue-throated Hummingbird


IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

The largest hummingbird found north of Mexico, the Blue-throated Hummingbird reaches the northern limit of its range in southeastern Arizona. It inhabits streamside habitat in mountain canyons.

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Typical Voice

Adult Description

Small bird; large hummingbird. Dull plumage overall, except for adult male's blue throat. Green above, with gray underparts. White stripes on face.

Immature Description

Juvenile resembles adult female, but with buffy edging on most feathers, especially on crown and rump.

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Field MarksHelp

  • Adult male

    Blue-throated Hummingbird

    Adult male
    • © 2004 Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Portal, Arizona, June 2000
  • Adult female

    Blue-throated Hummingbird

    Adult female
    • © 2004 Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Portal, Arizona, June 2000

Similar Species

  • Female and immature Magnificent Hummingbird similar, but with longer bill, green rump and green central tail feathers instead of brownish rump and black tail.