Blue-throated Mountain-gem

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Blue-throated Mountain-gem

Lampornis clemenciae
  • ORDER: Caprimulgiformes
  • FAMILY: Trochilidae
Basic Description

The largest hummingbird found north of Mexico, the Blue-throated Hummingbird is also one of the most vocal hummingbird species, and its high-pitched, monotonous peeps are a signature sound of summer. They are found in streamside habitats in mountain canyons, as far north as southeastern Arizona, where they are frequent visitors to feeders and usually the dominant hummingbird species.

More ID Info
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Other Names
  • Colibrí Gorjiazul (Spanish)
  • Colibri à gorge bleue (French)
  • Cool Facts

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