Broad-tailed Hummingbird

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 16 May 2015
Scientific Name
Selasphorus platycercus
  • Apodiformes
  • Trochilidae
  • Selasphorus
  • S. platycercus
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 20 March 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
3.1 to 3.5 inches
5.1 inches
.1 ounces

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 宽尾煌蜂鸟
Czech (Cesky) kolibřík šestibarvý
Danish (Dansk) Bredhalet Dværgkolibri
Dutch (Nederlands) Breedstaartkolibrie
Finnish (Suomi) vinkukolibri
French (Français) Colibri à queue large
German (Deutsch) Breitschwanzelfe
Italian (Italiano) Colibrì codalarga
Japanese (日本語) フトオハチドリ [futoohachidori]
Norwegian (Norsk) Bredhalekolibri
Polish (Polski) rudaczek szerokosterny
Russian (русский язык) Трёхцветный селасфорус
Spanish (Español) Colibrí Coliancho
Swedish (Svenska) Bredstjärtad kolibri
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