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Illustration from National Geographic's Field Guide to the Birds of North America
Broad-Tailed Hummingbird

Selasphorus platycercus



First Noted by Expedition
June 15, 1806, west of Hungry Creek on the Lolo Trail, Idaho.
 

Description
Male has rose red throat; white underparts with green sides. Length 4 in (10 cm).
 

Voice
Call is a sharp chick.
 

Habitat
Mountain meadows, piņon-juniper woodlands, dry ponderosa pines, fir or mixed forests, and canyon vegetation.
 

Range
Breeds in mountains from eastern California and northern Wyoming south through Great Basin and Rocky Mountain states to southern Arizona and western Texas. Winters in Mexico.
 

Note
Species information from enature.com
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