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    Allen's Hummingbird Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      Allen's Hummingbirds are small, compact, and stocky hummingbirds. The bill is straight and about as long as the head. The tail extends past the wings when perched and the outermost tail feather is narrower than the rest.

      Relative Size

      Larger than a Calliope Hummingbird, slightly smaller than an Anna's Hummingbird.

      Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
      Measurements
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 3.5 in (9 cm)
        • Weight: 0.1-0.1 oz (2-4 g)
        • Wingspan: 4.3 in (11 cm)