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
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 3.1-3.5 in (8-9 cm)
      • Weight: 0.1-0.2 oz (2.8-4.5 g)