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

Nest Tree

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, D. A. (2014). The Sibley Guide to Birds, second edition. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, USA.

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