Living Bird Magazine
Broad-billed HummingbirdCynanthus latirostris
- ORDER: Caprimulgiformes
- FAMILY: Trochilidae
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.More ID Info
- Colibrí Piquiancho Común (Spanish)
- Colibri circé (French)
- Cool Facts
- Like other hummingbirds, the Broad-billed Hummingbird probably consumes about 1.6 to 1.7 times its body weight in nectar each day.
- The male Broad-billed Hummingbird performs a courtship display, starting by hovering about a foot from the female and then flying in repeated arcs, like a pendulum.
- Like other hummingbirds, the Broad-billed Hummingbird is incapable of walking or hopping.
- The oldest recorded Broad-billed Hummingbird was a male, and was at least 9 years, 1 month old when it was recaptured and rereleased during banding operations in Arizona.