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Broad-billed Hummingbird

Cyanathus latirostris


This juvenile (or female) broad-billed hummer had a throat and bellyfull of pollen, I saw it for a couple of days and the stain remained but changed a little bit. Broadbills are medium size hummingbirds, they weigh 3-4 grams and are aproximately 10 cm long. They are quite common around here; adults are colored a metallic green on their upperparts and breast. The undertail is predominately white. The tail is darkly colored and slightly forked. The bill of the male is straight and very slender. It is red in coloration, and shows a black tip. His throat is a deep blue. The female is less colorful than the male. She usually shows a white eye stripe.


The Broad-billed Hummingbird is common in Mexico as well as in south-western United States. They tend to live and nest in areas such as canyons, foothills and streambeds. Their distribution in any particular area is closely tied to the availability and abundance of appropriate food plants. (Sayre,1999; Terres, 1980).

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1 Comment

Nayeli 8 years ago

Muy linda serie de fotos

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Nayarit, Mexico

Spotted on Jun 11, 2015
Submitted on Aug 17, 2015

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