September 21, 2017
Rare Sighting Of Adult Male Broad-billed Hummingbird In West Texas
Viewers of the West Texas hummingbird cam were treated with a surprise rare visitor on cam this week—a Broad-billed Hummingbird! This species is one of the smallest, most strikingly colorful birds in North America. Males, like the bird in this clip, have an iridescent blue throat, green chest, and long orange bill with a black tip. Most Broad-billed Hummingbirds are year-round residents of Central Mexico, but some migrate north to breed in the southwestern regions of Texas and New Mexico and southeastern Arizona.