Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Left: male Broad-tailed Hummingbird perched on a branch. Right: female Broad-tailed Hummingbird on a nest.
Left: male Broad-tailed Hummingbird perched on a branch. Right: female Broad-tailed Hummingbird on a nest.

NPS Photo / 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: July 5, 2019

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