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AZ Hummer – Identified

22 Jul
Hummer in AZ

Hummer in AZ. What kind?

Can anyone please tell us what kind of hummer this is?

Update: Many Thanks to Jay at naturalistsangle.blogspot.com for identifying this beauty. He says its a Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris), a medium-sized hummingbird. It is 3 1/2 to 4 inches long, and weighs approximately three to four grams.

The breeding habitat is in arid scrub of southeastern Arizona-(the Madrean sky islands of Arizona, extreme southwestern New Mexico and northern Sonora) in the southwestern United States to southwestern Mexico. Outside its breeding range, it will occasionally stray from southernmost California to Texas and Louisiana. The female builds a nest in a protected location in a shrub or tree. Females lay two white eggs. This hummingbird is partially migratory, retreating from northernmost areas during the winter.

These birds feed on nectar from flowers and flowering trees using a long extendable tongue or catch insects on the wing.

Jack
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2 Comments

Posted by on July 22, 2012 in Beautiful Birds

 

2 responses to “AZ Hummer – Identified

  1. Jay

    August 18, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    It is a Broad-billed Himmingbird (Cynanthus latirostris). Very cool sighting.

     
    • saddlebums

      August 19, 2012 at 2:20 am

      Hey Jay – Thank you VERY much for the ID. I’ve modified my post to give you credit. Nice work!
      Jack

       

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