The Black-chinned Hummingbird is the western counterpart of the
They are separate species. The
Ruby-throat covers the eastern part of the United States and the
Black-chin covers the western part.
They look very much alike except the
Black-chinned has a violet throat instead of a ruby throat.
I have shown the male "Black-chinned Hummingbird' with Wisteria to compliment their purple throat.
The flower color also compliments the male's violet throat color in this hummingbird painting.