Cynanthus latirostris magicus
(Mulsant & Verreaux, 1872)
English : Broad-billed hummingbird
French : Colibri circé
Class : Aves
Order : Apodiformes
Family : Trochilidae
Notes : 2 other subspecies known
Adults can reach a length of 10 cm for a weight of 4.4 g. Very long straight red bill with black tip. Male is shiny metallic green with blue throat and turquoise belly. Female has chin, breast and belly grey-white.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in north and Central America, from south Arizona to north, west and Central Mexico. Lives in arid and semi-arid scrubland, woodland and rocky canyon, to 2500 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Appendix II
Status : The species remains globally common within its range but local declines are documented because of habitat loss and disturbance.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
Dallas World Aquarium (USA)
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