Broad-Billed Hummingbird by Angela Pritchard
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Broad-Billed Hummingbird
Adults are colored predominantly a metallic green on their upperparts and breast. The undertail coverts are predominately white. The tail is darkly colored and slightly forked. The bill of the male is straight and very slender. It is red in coloration, and shows a black tip. His throat is a deep blue. The female is less colorful than the male. She usually shows a white eye stripe.

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.


Photo Location: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum – Marana, AZ

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“Broad-Billed Hummingbird” was featured in Hummingbirds of the World

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Just a housewife with a camera and a mission; to photograph the beauty of the world we live in. Armed with my trusty camera, I search for beautiful compositions and interesting shots. You never know what I’ll find from day to day but if it catches my eye I’ll capture it forever.

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  • Janie Oliver
    Janie Oliverover 5 years ago

    now this is a closeup. gorgeous work.

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    – Angela Pritchard

  • Dennis Jones - CameraView
    Dennis Jones -...over 5 years ago

    Good looking Hummer… Good work

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  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 5 years ago

    Great shot Angela!!

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  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleover 5 years ago

    Fantastic Capture!

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  • lorilee
    lorileeover 5 years ago

    Beautiful!!!!

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    – Angela Pritchard

  • Jan Landers
    Jan Landersabout 5 years ago

    stunning capture of this little one….i love that you can see the iridescence in the feathers…..amazing….

  • Thank you Jan.

    – Angela Pritchard

  • Gary Fairhead
    Gary Fairheadalmost 5 years ago

    Thats a great shot of this little beauty. Nicely done!

  • Thank you Gary.

    – Angela Pritchard

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonalmost 5 years ago

    July 12,2010 Congratulations

  • Thank you

    – Angela Pritchard

  • DonnaMoore
    DonnaMoorealmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot Angela…Hummers are my favorite birds.

  • Thank you.

    – Angela Pritchard

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonalmost 5 years ago

    Your welcome

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