Broad-billed Hummingbird

Broad-billed Hummingbird Biology Male Broad-billed Hummingbirds actively pursue other males and large insects like bumblebees and hawk moths from their feeding territory.   

They fly a u-shaped pattern in front of females to defend their territories and intimidate them.  

From Costa's Hummingbird to the Marvelous Spatuletail, hummingbirds live alone except for breeding. Broad-billed Hummingbirds prefer deciduous shrubs or low trees 3 to 9 feet above the ground for their nests. In contrast, Ruby-throats build their nests 10–40 feet up.  

Broad-billed Many hummers, notably Rufous and Allen's, eat approximately twice their body weight in flower nectar daily. It quickly exploits flower-filled gardens and residential areas and may travel far from its usual haunts to find new foraging options.   

Stabilizing Broad-bills Western species like Tricolored Blackbirds are disappearing rapidly, yet Broad-billed Hummingbirds are stable or increasing.  

We will preserve western Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Southwestern Willow Flycatcher riparian habitat by conserving it.  

Public awareness of hummingbirds can also help conserve them. ABC, Victor Emanuel Nature Tours, and the Tucson Audubon Society bought the Paton Center for Hummingbirds in Patagonia, Arizona.  

At the Center's feeders, Broad-billed, Violet-crowned, Anna's, and Black-chinned Hummingbirds can be spotted.