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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
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 3.1-3.5 in (8-9 cm)
        • Weight: 0.1-0.1 oz (2.3-3.4 g)
        • Wingspan: 4.1-4.3 in (10.5-11 cm)