Plumage Characteristics of Juvenile Black-Chinned Hummingbirds

@inproceedings{Baldridge1983PlumageCO,
  title={Plumage Characteristics of Juvenile Black-Chinned Hummingbirds},
  author={Frank A. Baldridge},
  year={1983}
}
Various criteria useful in separating adult female and juvenile Black-chinned Hummingbirds (Archilochus alexandri) from similar species under favorable field conditions were discussed by Stiles (1971). My purpose here is to describe juvenal plumage characteristics of A. alexandri that appear to be reliable indicators of sex, and to present a key for age and sex determination in this species. Plumages of Black-chinned Hummingbirds do not appear to have been studied in detail, as have those of… CONTINUE READING

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