Broad-billed Hummingbird

Broad-billed Hummingbird

Description

With it's all-over mixture of iridescent colors, the Broad-billed is one of the more exotic looking North American hummingbirds. The male's throat is a sapphire blue that blends into the emerald green of the rest of his body. His back is a darker green and the tail a very dark blue. The female is green above and light gray below.

 

Where you might see them

Broad-billed Hummingbirds are pretty rare in the US, but most common in the deserts and riparian woodlands of the Southwest. They can be found in southern Arizona and extreme southwestern New Mexico.

 

 

Sources: A Field Guide to Hummingbirds of North America (Peterson Field Guides) and Cornell Lab of Ornithology

 

Hummingbird Gardens

Hummingbird at purple coneflower

Hummingbirds love sugar water feeders, but it's also nice to provide natural nectar sources for them. You can plant flowers in your garden or on your porch or patio that will be both pretty for you to look at and beneficial to the hummingbirds.

Learn what plants attract and provide nectar for hummingbirds.

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