- Cynanthus latirostris
9-10cm (3½-4 in)
- Metallic green upperparts and breast
- White undertail coverts
- Deep blue throat
- Dark, slightly forked tail
- Black-tipped slender red bill
Female: less colourful, white eye stripe
Accidental vagrant to Kansas.
There are 3 subspecies:
- C. l. magicus:
- C. l. latirostris:
- Eastern Mexico (San Luis Potosí and Tamaulipas to northern Veracruz)
- C. l. propinquus:
- Central Mexico (Guanajuato to Michoacán)
Lower riparian woods, forested mountains (observed to 5500 feet), high desert, oak and Alligator pine, orange groves. Visits garden feeders.
When perched, the male quivers his tail. often whilst calling.
The female builds the nest in a tree or shrub. The clutch consists of 2 white eggs.
The diet includes nectar and insects.
Call: They have a loud chittering call which is similar to the call of a Ruby-crowned Kinglet, but more emphatic and without the pauses in the phrasing of the kinglet.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Gill, F, D Donsker, and P Rasmussen (Eds). 2022. IOC World Bird List (v 12.2) DRAFT. Doi 10.14344/IOC.ML.12.2. http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
- Dickinson, EC, ed. 2014. The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World. 4th ed. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0956861122
- Sibley, CG and BL Monroe. 1996. Birds of the World, on diskette, Windows version 2.0. Charles G. Sibley, Santa Rosa, CA, USA.
- Birdforum Member observations
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Broad-billed Hummingbird. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 6 December 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Broad-billed_Hummingbird
GSearch checked for 2020 platform.