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Broad-tailed Hummingbird

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About the Broad-tailed Hummingbird

The Broad-tailed Hummingbird is a medium-sized species of hummingbird found across parts of the western United States and into Mexico and Central America. Their preferred habitat is forest and woodland at higher elevations.

Broad-tailed Hummingbirds feed on flower nectar and small insects. They will also visit nectar feeders and take tree sap.

Braod-tailed Hummingbirds make small cup-shaped nests during breeding season. Clutch size is typically two eggs; incubation lasts around 17 days.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 16 May 2015
Scientific Name Selasphorus platycercus
  • Apodiformes
  • Trochilidae
  • Selasphorus
  • S. platycercus
Birdorable Family Hummingbirds
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 13 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
3.1 to 3.5 inches
5.1 inches
.1 ounces
Range North America Central America United States (West)

International Names

  • 宽尾煌蜂鸟 (Chinese)
  • kolibřík šestibarvý (Czech)
  • Bredhalet Dværgkolibri (Danish)
  • Breedstaartkolibrie (Dutch)
  • vinkukolibri (Finnish)
  • Colibri à queue large (French)
  • Breitschwanzelfe (German)
  • Colibrì codalarga (Italian)
  • フトオハチドリ [futoohachidori] (Japanese)
  • Bredhalekolibri (Norwegian)
  • rudaczek szerokosterny (Polish)
  • Трёхцветный селасфорус (Russian)
  • Colibrí Coliancho (Spanish)
  • Bredstjärtad kolibri (Swedish)

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Broad-tailed Hummingbird Coloring Page

Broad-tailed Hummingbird Coloring Page

The Broad-tailed Hummingbird is a medium-sized species of hummingbird with a range that extends across the western United States into Mexico and Central America. Males and females both have iridescent green feathers ... more