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    Broad-billed Hummingbird Life History


    Habitat Open WoodlandsArid scrub, open deciduous forest, semi-desert and other open situations in arid habitats.Back to top


    Nest Placement

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    Nesting Facts
    Clutch Size:2-3 eggs
    Condition at Hatching:Helpless.
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    Behavior HoveringBack to top


    Conservation Low ConcernPopulations of Broad-billed Hummingbird appear stable. Partners in Flight estimates a global breeding population of 2 million, with 3% spending part of the year in the U.S., and 100% in Mexico. They rate a 10 out of 20 on the Continental Concern Score and are not on the 2014 State of the Birds Watch List.Back to top


    Lutmerding, J. A. and A. S. Love. Longevity records of North American birds. Version 2015.2. Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Bird Banding Laboratory 2015.

    North American Bird Conservation Initiative. 2014. The State of the Birds 2014 Report. US Department of Interior, Washington, DC, USA.

    Partners in Flight. 2017. Avian Conservation Assessment Database. 2017.

    Powers, Donald R. and Susan M. Wethington. 1999. Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris), version 2.0. In The Birds of North America (P. G. Rodewald, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA.

    Sibley, David Allen. 2014. The Sibley guide to birds, second edition. Alfred A Knopf, New York.

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