Broad-billed hummingbird


The broad-billed hummingbird Cynanthus latirostris is a medium-sized hummingbird of North America It is 9–10 cm long, and weighs approximately three to four grams

Contents

  • 1 Distribution
  • 2 Description
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

Distributionedit

The breeding habitat is in arid scrub of the Sonoran Desert—Chihuahuan Desert ecotone and the Madrean Sky Islands in southeastern Arizona and extreme southwestern New Mexico of the Southwestern United States and northern Sonora of Northwestern Mexico

Outside its breeding range, it will occasionally stray, from southernmost California to Texas, Georgia, and Louisiana

Doubleday's hummingbird is sometimes considered a distinct species by some taxonomic authorities, however the American Ornithological Society still considers it conspecific with this species

Descriptionedit

Adults are colored predominantly a metallic green on their upperparts and breast The undertail coverts are predominantly white The tail is darkly colored and slightly forked

The bill of the male is straight and very slender It is red in coloration, and shows a black tip His throat is a deep blue The female is less colorful than the male She usually shows a white eye stripe

The female builds a nest in a protected location in a shrub or tree Females lay two white eggs This hummingbird is partially migratory, retreating from northernmost areas during the winter to Central Mexico

These birds feed on nectar from flowers and flowering trees using a long extendable tongue, or catch insects on the wing

Referencesedit

  1. ^ BirdLife International 2016 "Cynanthus latirostris" IUCN Red List of Threatened Species Version 20163 International Union for Conservation of Nature Retrieved 26 November 2016 

External linksedit

  • Fireflyforestnet: Broad-billed hummingbird photo gallery
  • Broad-billed hummingbird Stamps


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