French: Colibri à queue large German: Breitschwanzelfe Spanish: Colibrí coliancho
no locality = Mexico
W & WC USA (S Idaho and N Wyoming S to E California, Arizona and SW Texas) S through upland Mexico to highlands of Guatemala. N populations winter in Mexico and Guatemala.
9·5–10 cm; 2·6–4·1 g. Male has short, straight, black bill; upperparts olive-green; throat iridescent rose-red, rest of underparts white with... read more
Apparently no song is used in courtship or territory defence. Display-flight of male starts by... read more
Sonoran belt of Pinus, Juniperus and Cercocarpus forests, riparian... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar of flowering shrubs and low-growing perennials, including Penstemon, Ipomopsis, Castilleja, ... read more
In USA, Apr–Jun (Texas), May–Jul (Arizona), May–Jul (Colorado), Jun–Jul (Utah). Small cup-shaped nest of fine plant... read more
Sedentary in Mexico and Guatemala, migratory in USA. Male arrives in Arizona late Feb or early Mar... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Locally common, especially in the Chiricahua Mts of Arizona. many parts of North American breeding range protected by national parks and... read more
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