The Broad-billed Hummingbird is said to be
quieter and less active than most hummingbirds,
often sitting on a high perch for long periods.
However, its flight is more irregular and jerky
than that of others in the same habitat.
Average weight: male 3.72 g, female 3.4 g.
Adult male: Dark green back, crown, and breast,
bright metallic blue gorget, bright red-orange
bill with black tip.
Adult female: Green back and crown, unmarked gray
throat and breast, red-orange bill, white tips on
outer tail feathers.
The Broad-billed Hummingbird breeds from
southeastern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico,
and very locally in western Texas south through
Mexico. It winters in Mexico, casually north to
southern Arizona. Prefers desert mountain
canyons, riparian woodlands, and higher desert
washes, especially where sycamores, cottonwoods,
willows, and mesquite are present.
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