Allen's Hummingbird


Common Name
Allen's Hummingbird
Scientific Name
Selasphorus sasin
Length
3 3/4"

Range

Common only in the foothills of coastal California, and southern Oregon. Sometime visitor to Texas.

Allen's Hummingbirds winter as far south as southern Mexico. They move north up the Pacific Coast in late winter, and south through the mountains in late summer.

A close relative of the Rufous Hummingbird, Allen's has a more limited range, nesting mostly in California.

Characteristics and Identification

Has a rufous tail, green back, and dark bill; difficult to safely separate from immature Rufous. Male has an iridescent red throat and shiny green back. Female's chin, throat, and chest are a dull white; center of throat with variably sized patch of red feathers.

Comparison of the Rufous and Allen's hummingbirds


Map of the Range of Allen's Hummingbird

The map below shows the approximate range of the Allen's Hummingbird. Of course actual breeding areas vary by year depending on weather-related conditions and other environmental factors.

Map showing the approximate range of the Allen's Hummingbird in the United States

 

Male Allen's Hummingbird in Southern California
Allen's Hummingbird in Southern California
Source: Marilyn Meadows Photography - Facebook | Website | Fine Art America

Allen's Hummingbird
Allen's Hummingbird in Southern California
Source: Marilyn Meadows Photography - Facebook | Website | Fine Art America


 

Allen's Hummingbird
Allen's Hummingbird in Southern California
Source: Marilyn Meadows Photography - Facebook | Website | Fine Art America

Allen's Hummingbird
Allen's Hummingbird

Allen's Hummingbird
Allen's Hummingbird

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