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Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Selasphorus platycercus


Medium sized hummingbird. Mostly green with white chest and collar. Red throat on the males. The females are a paler green with light colored throat to belly. The females may get tawny flanks. White patch behind the eyes. Tail feathers longer and wider then some of the other hummingbirds. Sound louder and almost machine like.


They summer in the high elevations and winter toward Mexico. They are pretty wide spread across this part of Colorado. I noticed they like conifers.

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Jellis 3 years ago

Thank you all.

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 3 years ago

Good shot. .

Congrats Jellis!

LuisStevens 3 years ago

Congrats Jellis, beautiful series!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

Very beautiful, congrats!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 3 years ago

Congrats Jellis!!

AshleyT 3 years ago

Congrats Jellis, this hummingbird has been chosen as Spotting of the Day!

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Jellis 3 years ago

Thank you Hema

Hema 3 years ago

great spotting and notes!!

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Colorado, USA

Lat: 38.97, Long: -104.63

Spotted on Jul 5, 2016
Submitted on Jul 14, 2016

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