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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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The Encyclopedia of Birds. Vegetation is typically sparse, though spectacular blooms may occur following rain. Bibliography Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. This unique method of flight requires large flight and pectoral muscles, which weigh about 30 percent of their body weight.

ADW: Cynanthus latirostris: INFORMATION

In South America it includes the scrub ecotone between forest and paramo. Retrieved from ” https: Habitat In USA, rocky canyons in deserts where natural streams or springs support vegetation; common Hummingbirds will consume more water in a day than solid foods Sayre ; Terre Doubleday’s hummingbird is sometimes considered a distinct species by some taxonomic authorities, however the American Ornithological Society still considers it conspecific with this species.

During torpor, a hummingbird’s body temperature will lower to about the same temperature as the air. The female is less colorful than the male. The method in which hummingbird wings are attached to the shoulder allows the wings to move in various angles, enabling the hummingbird to hover, fly straight up, sideways, and even backwards. ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. Page and Morton Conservation Status In the nineteenth century, hundreds of thousands of hummingbirds were killed in South America and sent to England to be used as decorations.


It is red in coloration, and shows a black tip.

Broad-billed Hummingbird

Most distinguishing about the female is the thin white spot behind her eye. The Sun Catchers- Hummingbirds. Male has straight bill, bright red with black tip; crown, nape and back emerald-green; throat blue to violet-blue, rest of Adults are colored predominantly a metallic green on their upperparts and breast.

The adult females have metallic green upper parts and grayish throats and undersides.

It was believed at one time that hummingbirds sucked the nectar through their bills. They tend to live and nest in areas such as canyons, foothills and streambeds.

Campbell ; Martin ; Perrins ; Sayre ; Terres Broad-billed Hummingbirds are polygynous, meaning that males have more than one mate at the same time. This hummingbird is partially migratory, retreating from northernmost areas during the winter to Central Mexico.

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Broad-billed Hummingbirds are considered a small hummingbird. Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Accessed December 31, at https: Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Articles with ‘species’ microformats. Breeding season is closely tied to the flowering season of some plants. This includes Greenland, the Canadian Arctic islands, and all of the North American as far south as the highlands of central Mexico. Such defense usually begins in the air. William Morrow and Company, Inc.


She usually shows a white eye stripe. Cynanthus latirostris broad-billed hummingbird Facebook.

Positive Broad-billed Hummingbirds pollinate many flowers. In the nineteenth century, hundreds of thousands of hummingbirds were killed in South America and sent to England to be used as decorations. This page was last edited on 14 Februaryat The adult males have metallic green bodies, vibrant blue throats, white undertail coverts and black forked tails.

Year-round Migration Breeding Non-Breeding.

The female then builds the nest. There are many ways to contribute—we need species information, photographs, audio, video, translations, maps, distribution data, and bird sightings.

It has been reported that up toskins were imported in a single year by one London dealer. Despite use of a variety of habitats, their possible destruction may be a Vegetation is dominated by stands of dense, spiny shrubs with tough hard or waxy evergreen leaves. Facts on File, Inc. Their metabolism rate is so reduced that they may actually stop breathing for a short period of time Perrins ; Sayre This is because sand does not hold water well so little is available to plants.

His throat is a deep blue.

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