The broad-billed hummingbird ( Cyanthus latirostris) resides in the desert canyons and low mountain woodlands of Mexico. The northern limit of this medium-sized hummer’s range is the Southeast corner of Arizona. Leonard and I were fortunate to see broad-billed hummingbirds at Madera Canyon in the Coronado National Forest near Tucson AZ.
Broad-billed hummingbird males have deep green plumage with a blue throat. The long tail is notched. A red bill tipped in black helps in identification. A polytypic species, females are pale grey with a black tail and limited green spotting on the body sides.
It was wonderful to see the wide variety of tropical hummingbirds in Arizona.