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Broad-billed Hummingbird Cynanthus latirostris


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Broad-billed Hummingbird

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Family: Trochilidae, Hummingbirds view all from this family

Description ADULT MALE Has mainly metallic green plumage with blue throat and clearly demarcated white undertail coverts. Bill is long, mainly red, but dark-tipped. ADULT FEMALE Has greenish upperparts and dull gray underparts; note the grayish supercilium behind the eye. JUVENILE Similar to adult female. Male acquires adult characters in winter.

Dimensions Length: 3 1/4-4" (8-10 cm)

Habitat Mainly Mexican species that is a summer visitor (mainly Apr-Aug) to arid woodland in southeast Arizona; occasionally winters too.

Observation Tips Best looked for at garden feeding stations within its range. Learn the call to improve your chances of observation.

Range California, Plains, Southwest, Texas

Voice Call is a chattering chtt-chtt-chtt.

Discussion Colorful hummingbird, males of which are particularly stunning. Sometimes detected in dense foliage by hearing its chattering calls. Forked tail is often obvious in perched birds. Sexes are dissimilar.