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    Calliope Hummingbird Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      The Calliope Hummingbird is small even for a hummingbird, and its hunched posture makes it look even smaller. It has a short tail and short wings that barely extend past the end of the tail. The bill is thin and short for a hummingbird.

      Relative Size

      Smaller than a Black-chinned hummingbird.

      Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
      Measurements
      • Both Sexes
        • Weight: 0.1-0.1 oz (2.3-3.4 g)