Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Other Names: none

Distribution: intermountain western United States in summer; mountainous areas of north and central Mexico in winter.

Broad-tailed Hummingbird distribution range map

Description:

Size: 9-10 cm in length.

Plumage: Males are metallic green, with a rose-red gorget, green crown, and a broad dull tail. Females have green central tail feathers, outer tail feathers that are rust-colored at the base, black in middle, and white on the outer tips. The bill and eyes are black.

Species image
Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Bill Shape
needle
Eats
commercial-instant-nectars
sugar-water
Regions
alabama
arizona
arkansas
british columbia
california
colorado
delaware
florida
georgia
idaho
kansas
louisiana
manitoba
mexico
mississippi
montana
nebraska
nevada
new mexico
north carolina
nova scotia
oklahoma
oregon
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
washington
wyoming
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
long tailed
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Action
hopping
Behavior
flocks
Markings
head
plain
tailbands
tailstripes
wingbands
Sounds
trilling
clear
harsh call
Location
ground dwelling
high perching
low perching
north in summer
north in winter
south in summer
south in winter
Habitat
fir forest
oakpinewoodland
mountains
Forests
Color
various
sheen
blue
gray
green
Body Shape
headcrested
hummingbird
Size
tiny
large
medium
small
Order
hummingbirds - trochilidae, phaethornithinae
Conservation Status
Least Concern