If you live in the higher elevations in the American West or eastern Mexico, this is the hummingbird you are most likely to see at your feeder. The Broad-tailed Hummingbird breeds during the short flower season in this climate, sipping the nectar from the blooms. When the short season passes, he thrives on small insects taken from flowers or caught in flight.
The Broad-tailed Hummingbird is known for being a bit promiscuous in his breeding habits, but don’t judge him. Instead you may admire his beauty as he performs his spectacular courtship displays; climbing high, hovering and diving to impress his intended. You may hear his wing trill as he gives impressive (and aggressive) territorial displays.
Suggested Feeder Types: Hummingbird Feeder ,
- Sugar Water