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The Broad-tailed Hummingbird

In this post you will see a photo of a Broad-tailed Hummingbird as well as discovering a few facts about this particular species of hummingbird.

A Broad-tailed Hummingbird feeding at a flower
A Broad-tailed Hummingbird feeding at a flower

When in flight, the male Broad-tailed Hummingbird’s wings make a cricket-like whistling sound.

It is a female Broad-tailed Hummingbird which holds the North American age record, 12 years old. This is far older then the average hummingbird which usually only lives between 3-4 years.

The females of this species of hummingbird are larger then the males. The female weighs 3.6 grams while the male only weighs 3.16 grams.

The Broad-tailed hummingbird is observed in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming, and Manitoba. They are known to winter in Mexico.

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