Completely black hummingbird...people say it doesn't exist...

by Kristin
(Tennessee)

Earlier today a solid black hummingbird flew into our house...it was really small, even for hummingbird size. It was trying to fly out a window that was closed...My mother got it to sit on a broom trying to get it out so we were able to get a good look at it...It had no markings or anything peculiar about it except it was solid black. And I don't have any pictures of it. We thought it would be a good idea just to see what type it was and I can't find anything. Every site I go to says that they don't exist. I can't find anything out about this bird... I was just hoping somebody could tell me what kind of bird it was.

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Jul 18, 2017
2 Solid Black Hummingbirds! NEW
by: Julie

I was weeding my orange nasturtium boxes and had TWO solid black hummingbirds come right up to my face. I thought they were butterflies at first. I have a lot of birds, including hummingbirds, on my property but have never seen any solid black hummingbirds. I live Indianapolis-southside. July 18, 2017.

Jul 16, 2017
black hummingbird
by: Sue Cooper

Have what appears to be a solid black hummingbird at my feeder at the lake in Manning, SC.

Jul 16, 2017
Solid blace
by: Sharon

Just saw one but has a tiny bit of white on neck -been here several days in Spartanburg, SC which is in the upstate area. It seems to come out when I sit on the deck near the feeder. Also, there is a grey hummingbird!

May 05, 2017
Black hummer
by: Anonymous

I had a small solid black hummingbird visit my feeder today in Macon, GA. Can't find any info except for a black jacobin native ti eastern Brazil.

Apr 29, 2017
Black hummimgbird
by: Gail

I am looking at what seems to be a black hummingbird . There are no other markings visible, and it is in the sun. I live in the Phoenix AZ area.

Apr 23, 2017
I have two
by: Betty

I have two solid black tiny hummingbirds at my feeder here in North Alabama. Never seen these her before. they are very tiny.

Apr 12, 2017
Black humming bird
by: Sheila

I just saw a completely black one in eastern North Carolina

Jun 06, 2014
completely black hummingbird...people say it doesn't exist...
by: Brook

HI,
Contact the Tennessee Ornithology Department, they will know what it was. There are quite a few Audubon Societies in Tennessee also.

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