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 13 November 2018)
  • 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 宽尾煌蜂鸟
Czech kolibřík šestibarvý
Danish Bredhalet Dværgkolibri
Dutch Breedstaartkolibrie
Finnish vinkukolibri
French Colibri à queue large
German Breitschwanzelfe
Italian Colibrì codalarga
Japanese フトオハチドリ [futoohachidori]
Norwegian Bredhalekolibri
Polish rudaczek szerokosterny
Russian Трёхцветный селасфорус
Spanish Colibrí Coliancho
Swedish Bredstjärtad kolibri
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