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Allen's Hummingbird Identification

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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

    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 3.5 in (9 cm)
      • Weight: 0.1-0.1 oz (2-4 g)
      • Wingspan: 4.3 in (11 cm)