Research & Collections

Broad-Tailed Hummingbird

(Selasphorus platycercus)

immature male broad-tailed hummingbird

Note the light cinnamon wash on the sides, and the heavily-marked spotting on the throat of this immature male. In-hand photo shows the rufous base of outer tail feathers.
Photo: Wayne Irvin

This species breeds in the Rocky Mountains and the Sierras of Mexico, and winters in Mexico and Guatemala. The individual here was caught and banded by Susan Campbell in Gibsonville, NC on November 11, 2001.

Sighting map