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Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Selasphorus platycercus


This bird is a frequent visitor to a feeder in the back yard.


This was spotted in an urban area in Las Vegas. The surrounding region is the Mojave Desert. They are frequent visitors year-round.

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30 Comments (1–25)

Congrats again Jim amazing

LarryGraziano 8 years ago

One of my all time favorite hummingbird spottings! Congratulations for this wonderful achievement Jim!

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 8 years ago

Thanks to the PN Rangers, and to all who supported me. I have seen many great photos in Project Noah...and am happy to be considered amongst them.

armadeus.4 8 years ago

Congratulations Jim!!!

sunnyjosef 8 years ago

Congrats Jim...

AshleyT 8 years ago

Congrats Jim, your awesome close-up of this Broad-tailed Hummingbird placed 2nd in the birds category for the Best of 2015! Here is the link for the '2016 Best Wildlife Photo mission so you can add more fantastic spottings for this year!


Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

That's an amazing close-up ( pic 1) of this gorgeous bird.

AshleyT 8 years ago

Congrats again Jim, your close-up of this Broad-tailed Hummingbird has made the top 10 bird spottings in the '2015 Best Wildlife Photo' mission! Rangers are voting on the top 10 bird spottings, and the top 3 will be announced on February 1st. The top 3 spottings will be commented on here on the site, but make sure you keep a look out on our Facebook app page for the announcement as well! Congratulations on making the top 10!

Awesome capture James,great collours,congrats on the well deserved SOTW and thanks for sharing

punzelle 9 years ago

gorgeous photo! I love my hummingbird visitors ~

M.A. Orendan
M.A. Orendan 9 years ago

Stunning, amazing photography James!

AshleyT 9 years ago

Congrats James, beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing your wonderful spottings with us :)

CalebSteindel 9 years ago

Congrats, James!

This is really beautiful. You're such a good photographer. Thanks for capturing this!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Congratulations James Nelson.

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 9 years ago

Thanks Yasser, and all!

I see photos from all of you every day which I compare to mine which are similar...and many of mine do not come close to the quality I have seen. This has certainly made my week!

armadeus.4 9 years ago

OMG.....amazing. Stunning photography James. Big congratulations on your SOTD! Thank you for sharing :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Congratulations on the SOTD James.

JoshuaGSmith 9 years ago


Yasser 9 years ago

Congratulations James! This stunner was not only nominated, but selected as the Spotting of the Week by our Project Noah Rangers team! Thanks for all the awesome submissions and enjoy the honor!


Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Very nice snaps.

arlanda 9 years ago


Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 9 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Ingrid3 9 years ago

What a profile! gorgeous

Yasser 9 years ago

Absolutely gorgeous!

Jim Nelson
Spotted by
Jim Nelson

Nevada, USA

Spotted on Oct 7, 2014
Submitted on Feb 7, 2015

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