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Hummingbird - Broad-tailed
Subject: Hummingbird - Broad-tailed
Poster: Donald Mathis (Donald Mathis)
Broad-tailedHummingbird Female 01.jpg
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Hummingbird - Broad-tailed

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The Broad-tailed hummingbird, Selasphorus platycercus, is a medium-sized hummingbird, nearly four inches (10 cm) in length. Male and female both have iridescent green backs and crowns and a white breast. The male has a gorget (throat patch) that shines with a brilliant red iridescence. The female is much duller with rust-colored, mottled flanks and underside. Female's tail feathers are tipped with a band of white. In flight the wings produce a distinct trilling noise diagnostic for this species.
Scientific Name: Selasphorus platycercus (Swainson, 1827)
Synonyms: Selasphorus platycercus platycercus (Swainson, 1827)
Common Names: Broad-tailed Hummingbird
French: Colibri à queue large German: Breitschwanzelfe Spanish: Colibrí coliancho, Zumbador cola ancha
Taxonomy: Trochilus platycercus Swainson, 1827, no locality = Mexico.

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