Average weight: male 3.09 g, female 3.42 g. The female is
larger than the male.
Adult male: Metallic green back, crown, and breast
(one photo shows a grayish breast); black gorget with purple
throat band, white collar. The least colorful of US hummers.
Adult female: Green back and crown, white breast, white throat
with some black spots, buff sides, white tips on outer tail
Observed in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado,
Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri,
Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee,
Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan.
For maps showing population distribution and trends, see
the National Biological Service's North American Breeding
Bird Survey species