Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Broad-Tailed Hummingbird. Photo credit gatito33, Bigstock

Description

The male Broad-tailed Hummingbird has a green back and red throat. He is white below with a gray-green "vest." The female this green above and white below with pale rufous on her sides.

 

Where you might see them

Broad-tailed Hummingbirds can be found in the south-central Rockies from Wyoming and central Idaho south to Guatemala.

 

Notes

The adult male makes a trilling sound with his wings that sounds like the ringing of tiny bells.

 

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.

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