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Broad-billed Hummingbird

Cynanthus latirostris

Broad-billed Hummingbird
copyright Oliver Niehuis
Length: 4 in. (10 cm)
Found at lower elevations near the mouths of mountain canyons, in arid scrublands and desert riparian areas, this hummingbird is readily attracted to hummingbird feeders. In natural settings, however, it feeds on flower nectar and insects and small spiders grabbed from leaf surfaces and flower petals. The tiny, thin-walled nest is made of grass and covered with small leaves and bark and held together with spider webbing. It is placed on small branches in low shrubbery or vines. The four-digit banding code is BBLH.
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Male
copyright Oliver Niehuis

Desert
Desert

Oak-pine woodland
Oak-pine woodland

Riparian / River forest
Riparian / River forest

Shrubs
Shrubs

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