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Look and Listen for a Broad-Tailed Hummingbird

Habitat: Broad-Tailed Hummingbirds prefer mountainous regions with plenty of wildflowers. Look for them in open woodlands, meadows, and near streams.

Identification: Recognize them by their emerald green back and iridescent ruby throat. The males sport a distinct, broad tail, while females have a more subtle plumage.

Feeding Behavior: These tiny birds are nectarivores, feeding on the sweet nectar of flowers using their long, slender bills. They also consume small insects for protein.

Migration: Broad-Tailed Hummingbirds are migratory, traveling long distances from their breeding grounds in North America to wintering grounds in Central America.

Nesting: Look for their tiny cup-shaped nests made of plant fibers and spider silk, typically nestled in the branches of trees or shrubs.

Mating Displays: During courtship, males perform elaborate aerial displays, diving and swooping to impress females with their agility and grace. 

Conservation: Keep an eye out for these precious birds and support conservation efforts to protect their habitats and ensure their survival for generations to come.

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