Broad-billed Hummingbird

Adults are colored predominantly a metallic green on their upperparts and breast. The undertail coverts are predominately white. The tail is darkly colored and slightly forked. The bill of the male is straight and very slender. It is red in coloration, and shows a black tip. His throat is a deep blue. The female is less colorful than the male. She usually shows a white eye stripe.

The Broad-billed Hummingbird is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Broad-billed Hummingbird, Cynanthus latirostris, is a medium-sized hummingbird. It is 9–10 cm long, and weighs approximately three to four grams. Adults are colored predominantly a metallic green on their upperparts and breast. The undertail coverts are predominately white. The tail is darkly colored and slightly forked. The bill of the male is straight and very slender. It is red in coloration, and shows a black tip. His throat is a deep blue. The female is less colorful than the male. More

Habitat and range: The broad-billed hummingbird is found in Mexico, southern Arizona, and western Texas, typically in desert canyons and mesquite thickets of arid lowlands. FYI: Apparent differences in the color and appearance of the hummingbird are due to the iridescent parts of the feathers, where a change in the angle of viewing in relationship to the sun will make the hummingbird seemingly change colors. More

For a write-up of the only Broad-billed Hummingbird ever banded in South Carolina, please see our Web site for Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History at 1-7 January 2008. If you have a sharp photo of a Broad-billed Hummingbird you would like to contribute for this page, please send it to PROJECTS with info about when and where the photo was taken, the photographer's name, and any anectdotal info about the bird. More

* Like other hummingbirds, the Broad-billed Hummingbird is incapable of walking or hopping. Habitat - Scrub Arid scrub, open deciduous forest, semi-desert and other open situations in arid habitats. More

apparent Broad-billed Hummingbird had taken over as his own. We took down the feeder-which was beside the door of a second-floor porch-placed it in our portable trap, hung the whole contraption back on the same hook, and retreated to ground level at 7 a.m. to await the hummer's arrival. More

Broad-billed Hummingbird is a mostly Mexican species with a northern distribution just extending in southern Arizona and New Mexico. The state population is dependent on riparian habitat at a single known breeding location, Guadalupe Canyon in Hidalgo County. Associated Species - Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Varied Bunting (BC2) Distribution - Broad-billed Hummingbird is resident across much of western and central Mexico. More

The Broad-billed Hummingbird is said to be quieter and less active than most hummingbirds, often sitting on a high perch for long periods. However, its flight is more irregular and jerky than that of others in the same habitat. Physical Description Average weight: male 3.72 g, female 3.4 g. Plumage Adult male: Dark green back, crown, and breast, bright metallic blue gorget, bright red-orange bill with black tip. More

The Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris) is most commonly found in southeastern Arizona for the US and is primarily a Mexican species. There has been 1 state record of a Broad-billed Hummingbird in Georgia. The photos below were taken in Macon, Georgia by Joe Riser. Photos © 2002 Joe Riser Description: Male: Mostly green all over, blue gorget, red bill, and white undertail coverts and leg tufts. More

Male Broad-billed Hummingbird recorded in East Dennis, Massachusetts at the home of Ron and Marge Murphy. First record of this species in Massachusetts. Related: broad-billed, hummingbird, cape, cod, birds Display Video Comments | Hide Video Comments | Add Comment Latest comments made on this video: Take a look at my ... By: odlaw18. on 25 May 09, 06:13:33 Take a look at my video of a hummingbird eating out of my mouth. More

Editors note: During the fall a BROAD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD was identified in Elgin. Many birders traveled to see it and as weather turned colder it was captured by Mary and David and placed in their greenhouse. This action created a debate on the internet about the appropriateness of this action. I've collected some of the debate for your information. Ever since the news came out on Monday evening, a "storm" of discussion about the pros and cons has been raging on the Internet. More

The Broad-billed Hummingbird has a large range, estimated globally at 770,000 square kilometers. It is native to all three nations in North America and resides in subtropical or tropical dry forests or shrublands or in deserts. The global population of the bird is estimated to be between 500,000 and 5,000,000 individuals. It is not currently believed that the population meets the decline criteria for inclusion on the IUCN Red List. The current evaluation status of the Broad-billed Hummingbird is Least Concern. More

broad-billed hummingbird has only a limited range in the United States. Within that range, however, these birds are common and easily seen. Common Name: Broad-Billed Hummingbird Scientific Name: Cynantus latirostris Appearance: * Bill: Needle thin, broad base, red and black * Size: 3.5 inches long with 5. More

Broad-billed Hummingbirds (Cynanthus latirostris) are common here in southeastern Arizona during the spring, summer, and early fall (March through September), but they are rare here during the winter, and the best places to see them at this time are in gardens with flowering exotics and hummingbird feeders. I spotted this wintering male Broad-billed Hummingbird in the hummingbird garden at the Tucson Botanical Gardens in early February of 2006. More

the male Broad-billed Hummingbird has a bright reddish bill, a dark green body and a brilliant green throat. The female is much plainer in coloration. This hummer ranges from the southwestern U.S. to southern Mexico. In Mexico most Broad-billed hummers are year-round residents but in late spring and summer many individuals migrate to northern Mexico, portions of southeastern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico and the Big Bend region of Texas to breed. More

BROAD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD - Cynanthus latirostris 16-20 May 2004, Caldwell, Canyon County PHOTOS (all More

Bent Life History for the Broad-billed Hummingbird - the common name and sub-species reflect the nomenclature in use at the time the description was written. BROAD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD CYNANTHUS LATIBOSTRIS Swainson HABITS Robert T. Moore has kindly lent me a portion of his unpublished manuscript on the life habits of the birds of Sinaloa, and, with his permission, I am quoting from it most of what follows in the account of this species. More

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Order : Apodiformes
Family : Trochilidae
Genus : Cynanthus
Species : latirostris
Authority : Swainson, 1827