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    Broad-tailed Hummingbird Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      Broad-tailed Hummingbirds, though tiny, are medium-sized for a North American hummingbird. They have a slender body, a big head, and a long straight bill. Its tail is relatively long for a hummingbird, extending beyond the wingtips when perched.

      Relative Size

      Larger than a Calliope Hummingbird, slightly smaller than a Rufous Hummingbird.

      Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 3.1-3.5 in (8-9 cm)
        • Weight: 0.1-0.2 oz (2.8-4.5 g)