Broad-billed Hummingbird ~ Life Begins by Kimberly Chadwick

Broad-billed Hummingbird ~ Life Begins by 

Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum
Tucson,AZ 2010
Canon Powershot SX10IS


Broad-billed hummingbird reaches the northern limit of its breeding range in riparian canyons and foothills of southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico; it is relatively common up to about 5,000’ (1,500m) in varied habitats, from mesquite lowlands through higher-elevations stands of oaks, sycamores, and cottonwoods. Breeding birds are observed mostly from March to September; a few winter in the U.S.

VOICE Call a rattling tsi-tit, similar to Ruby-crowned Kinglet.


  • The intestine of a Broad-billed Hummingbird is hair thin and about two inches in length.
  • These birds can consume up to 1.7 times their weight in nectar each day.
  • At night, when they are unable to feed, they lower their body temperature and slow their metabolism, thus decreasing their need for food.
  • A group of hummingbirds has many collective nouns, including a “bouquet", “glittering”, “hover”, “shimmer”, and "tune” of hummingbirds.

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My images are not photo shopped. They have only been adjusted with basic sharpening, contrasting & saturation techniques. I believe that in order to appreciate Nature, you have to capture it as it is, naturally.

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  • quiltmaker
    quiltmakerabout 5 years ago

    Such a great capture! I love your bird pictures.

  • I do appreciate that so very much my new friend, thank you darlin!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Sherry Pundt
    Sherry Pundtabout 5 years ago

    Nice capture! They are still so tiny.

  • Thank you Sherry. She is smart and feeds them with her back to the audience….lol. I felt like a contortionist trying to capture her….☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Phillip Weyers
    Phillip Weyersabout 5 years ago

    Ahhh… sweet refreshment, lovely capture Kimberly.

  • Thank you so much Phillip! I do appreciate your visits my friend!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • DragonflyDancer
    DragonflyDancerabout 5 years ago

    Wow! Awesome find and capture, Kimberly!

  • Thank you very much Sabrina!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 5 years ago


  • Thank you Trish so very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 5 years ago

    Ouch! Take it easy, Mom. Another wonderful bit of Hummingbird Homelife, Kimberly!

  • Thank you Sheila! I waited for a while for this one. It was worth it I will say!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Jonice
    Joniceabout 5 years ago

    Awesome shot!

  • Thank you Jonice for you visit and comment, I appreciate that very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Diana Graves Photography
    Diana Graves P...about 5 years ago

    Great capture. I want to see one of these in person so bad. Hopefully sometime this year. I don’t think we get them here in Prescott, since we are 5,300 feet elevation. Thanks for adding the info. Instant fav. :)

  • Well if you ever make it down to Tucson, let me know and we will go to the Desert Museum, I am a member so I am always there….lol Thank you !

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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