Broad-billed Hummingbird Cynanthus latirostris. Order: Caprimulgiformes; Family : Trochilidae; Polytypic: 5 subspecies; Authors needed Sections. Identification record: Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris) is a bird which belongs to the family of Trochilidés and the order of Apodiformes. Broad-billed Hummingbirds Cynanthus latirostris are found primarily in northwestern Mexico. They do occasionally range into southern Arizona, southwest New.

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Glossary Nearctic living in the Nearctic biogeographic province, the northern part of the New World. These birds feed on nectar from flowers and flowering trees using a long extendable tongue, or catch insects on the wing.

Even more distinctive is doubledayi of southern Mexico, the male of which has a blue crown and more extensive blue on the underparts. The male of the subspecies of the Tres Marias Islands, lawrenceihas a greener throat and a more deeply forked tail. When the female respond to the advertising male, it usually results in copulation. Many kinds of hummingbirds sometimes enter into short states of torpor, which is used to conserve their energy and lower their metabolism.

Their distribution in any particular area is closely tied to the availability and abundance of appropriate food plants. To cite this page: Because of cynanthud metabolic rate, it is not uncommon for them to eat five to ten times an hour.


Broad-billed hummingbird

Status and conservation Not globally threatened. Vegetation is dominated by stands of dense, spiny shrubs with tough hard or waxy evergreen leaves. A Dictionary of Birds. It was believed at one time that hummingbirds sucked the nectar through their bills.

Page and Morton Accessed September 18, at http: Found in coastal areas between 30 and 40 degrees latitude, in areas with a Mediterranean climate.

Their average length is 8. The males weigh about 3. Cynanthus latirostris Swainson Common in USA; locally common to fairly common in Mexico. Help complete this species There are many ways to contribute—we need species information, photographs, audio, video, translations, maps, distribution data, and bird sightings.

Terres ;US Distribution and Abundance From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The adult females have metallic green upper parts and grayish throats and undersides. Many were used in the design and decoration of women’s hats.

Cynanthus latirostris (Broad-billed hummingbird)

The Broad-billed Hummingbird is a bright green hummingbird with a blue face and striking red bill. Skip to cynanthua content. It is red in coloration, and shows a black tip.


Views Read Edit View history. In South America it includes the scrub ecotone between forest and paramo. Most aggressive behavior is associated with territorial defense. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. Their tails have pale outer tips. It occurs from the southwestern United States, where birds are summer visitors, south through western Mexico to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.

May be maintained by periodic fire. In the past and here, forms doubledayi and lawrencei treated as separate species see those species ; proposed race toroi represents specimens from zone of intergradation between propinquus and latirostirs. Broad-billed Hummingbirds also need protein; therefore they are known to eat many insects such as aphids, leafhoppers, bugs, and root gnats.

The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. Subspecies and Distribution C.