Hummingbird ~ Broad-billed (Female)  by Kimberly Chadwick

Hummingbird ~ Broad-billed (Female) by 

*Cover image for Lil’ Darting Darling’s Calendar


Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum
Tucson, Arizona
Canon Powershot SX10IS

Broad-billed Hummingbird

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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  • ZeeZeeshots
    ZeeZeeshotsover 4 years ago

    Awesome capture! Didn’t know that there beak was that long. Thanks for all the info!

  • LOL, did you notice that his tongue is sticking out. Thank you for your support Ma’am!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • John44
    John44over 4 years ago

    Great compositon, well seen and presented!

  • Thank you so very much John, I appreciate that!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamover 4 years ago

    Wow that’s some terrific capture, just look at its tongue, that’s split second timing, well done

  • Split second luck ….lol, thank you dear friend!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • ZeeZeeshots
    ZeeZeeshotsover 4 years ago

    LOL! Excellent Capture then! Love it!

  • LOL, Thank you !

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Sherry Pundt
    Sherry Pundtover 4 years ago

    Perfect timing on this! A very wounderful capture!

  • Thank you Sherry very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzover 4 years ago

    Beautiful scenery….. well presented

  • Thank you George!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoover 4 years ago

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 4 years ago

    great shot! must be not easy to catch on a picture

  • Thank you Ma’am so very much! Lick of the shutter in truth….lol

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • photontrappist
    photontrappistover 4 years ago

    wonderful colours and eye contact.

  • Thank you so very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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