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Broad-billed Hummingbird

Cynanthus latirostris ORDER: APODIFORMES FAMILY: TROCHILIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A strikingly colorful bird, the Broad-billed Hummingbird reaches the northern limit of its range in southeastern Arizona. Broad-billed Hummingbirds that nest in Arizona are migratory; populations in Mexico are resident year-round in their breeding range.

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Appearance

Hummingbirds
Hummingbirds
Typical Voice

Adult Description

Small hummingbird. Broad, notched tail. Long, red bill with dark tip. Green back. Male with blue throat and green chest. Female with white line over eye, dark ear-patch, and gray underparts.

Immature Description

Juvenile resembles adult female, with buffy fringes on feathers of upperparts.

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Field MarksHelp

  • Adult male

    Broad-billed Hummingbird

    Adult male
    • © 2004 Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Patagonia, Arizona
  • Female

    Broad-billed Hummingbird

    Female
    • © 2004 Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Patagonia, Arizona

Similar Species

  • Juvenile and adult female Broad-billed Hummingbird closely resembles juvenile and adult female White-eared Hummingbird. Broad-billed Hummingbird's ear patch is grayish, while White-eared's is blackish. Center of Broad-billed's throat is clear gray, while White-eared's throat is spotted.