Blue-throated Hummingbird


The Blue-Throated Hummingbird, Lampornis clemenciae, is a species of hummingbird, a member of the Trochilidae family of birds.

The Blue-throated Hummingbird is fairly large for a hummingbird, with mature adults reaching 11.5 -12.5 cm (4½ to 5 inches) in length. The Blue-throated Hummingbird is bright green on the top of its body, fading to white on its belly. It has two white stripes on the sides of its head, with a black stripe in between which goes through its eye. Its tail feathers are black with large white tips. The male has a large vibrant blue throat patch, but the female lacks this, having a plain white throat.

The Blue-throated Hummingbird is native to woodland areas of central Mexico, although during the summer it sometimes frequents the wooded canyons along the borders of Arizona and Texas in the United States.

The female constructs her nest from plant material, moss, and steals strands of spider silk from spider webs to hold the nest together and to fasten it to a stem of a flowering plant, fern, or vine. Blue-throated Hummingbirds frequently nest over running water. The female lays two white eggs, which are incubated by the female, but other details of their nesting habits are largely unknown.Like other hummingbirds the Blue-throated Hummingbird feeds on nectar from flowers, but it will also catch insects in flight.
Blue-Throated Hummingbird
Conservation status: Least concern
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Trochiliformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Lampornis
Species: L. clemenciae
Binomial name

Lampornis clemenciae
(Lesson, 1829)


Blue-throated hummingbird video

This is how a hummingbird cools off in the hot summer heat. I have slowed down the video to catch the fast zoomer.


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