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3 1/4-3 3/4" (8-10 cm). A small hummingbird.
 Similar Species
In East, female difficult to distinguish in field from female Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Structure like Ruby-throated: slender, small-headed, and thin-necked. Female distinguished from similar species by overall shape, long bill, flat forehead, drab greyish colour and longer wings with distinct club shaped primaries.
Mountain and alpine meadows, woodlands, canyons with thickets, chaparral, and orchards.
Two white eggs in a nest of fluffy plant wool and lichens woven together with spider webs, placed in a shrub or low tree.
Voice: A low tup.
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