Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Male Broad-tailed Hummingbird perched on a branch.
Male Broad-tailed Hummingbird perched on a branch.

NPS / Rachel Ames

Size: 3-4”
Description: Pale overall with an iridescent green back, buff colored flanks, white chest and white on the tips of the tail. Adult males have a magenta throat patch, while females and juveniles have pale green spots on the throat and a pale eye ring.
Migratory Status: Summer residents of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Habitat: Live in ponderosa pine and other coniferous forests near riparian areas with abundant wildflowers to 10,000 feet.
Diet: Drink nectar from flowers and eat insects.

Last updated: June 7, 2018

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