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 Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris)




Broad-billed Hummingbird | Cynanthus latirostris photo
Broad-billed Hummingbird male, Madera Canyon, Arizona

Photograph by Alan And Elaine Wilson. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

Broad-billed Hummingbird | Cynanthus latirostris photo
Broad-Billed Hummingbird (Male), Santa Rita Lodge, Madera Canyon, Near Green Valley, Arizona

Photograph by Alan And Elaine Wilson. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

Broad-billed Hummingbird | Cynanthus latirostris photo
Broad-Billed Hummingbird (Female), Santa Rita Lodge, Madera Canyon, Near Green Valley, Arizona

Photograph by Alan And Elaine Wilson. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

BROAD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD FACTS

Description
The Broad-billed Hummingbird is a medium-sized hummingbird.Males metallic green above and on the breast. The tail is dark above, and tail coverts on the underside of the tail are white. The bill is straight and very slender. Males blue throat and red bill with black tip. Females are duller gray and usually have a white eye stripe.

Size
Length 9cm - 10cm. Weight 3g - 4g.

Environment
arid scrub

Food
feeds on flower nectar using their long tongue. Also catches insects in flight.

Breeding
The female lays two white eggs in a nest in a shrub or tree.

Range
breeds in western Mexico. Also breeds in south east Arizona, south west New Mexico.

Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Apodiformes
Family:Trochilidae
Genus:Cynanthus
Species:latirostris
Common Name:Broad-billed Hummingbird