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Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Selasphorus platycercus (Swainson, 1827)

Related taxa:
Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Broad-tailed Hummingbird - Selasphorus platycercus Sue Riffe 2016-06-12 Conejos River, Antonito, Conejos County, Colorado, Conejos (United States) (2600 m) call, wing sounds -

Two different birds interacting at eye level in marsy area along river. Interacting in courting behavior including display flights by male.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

325347
xeno-canto.org
Broad-tailed Hummingbird - Selasphorus platycercus Richard E. Webster 2013-04-13 Portal, Arizona, Cochise (United States) (1400 m) call, wing whine -

adult male near feeder

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

132848
xeno-canto.org
Broad-tailed Hummingbird - Selasphorus platycercus Anthony Gliozzo 2016-08-20 Mission Viejo, Orange County, California, Orange (United States) (200 m) flight call, mechanical wing sound -

nearby roadway, weekend, many birders, first Orange County, California record found by Ryan WInkleman on 8-19-2016. Recorded on a Zoom H4N supported by a monopod. Held about 20 feet in the air under a Peruvian pepper tree. Cleanup done in Adobe Audition, noise floor captured and removed. Volume normalized. No filters or EQ. Original recording done at 256KB Stereo MP3

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

331743
xeno-canto.org
Broad-tailed Hummingbird - Selasphorus platycercus Sue Riffe 2016-07-04 Lyons, Boulder County, Colorado, Boulder (United States) (1700 m) call, flight call -

Several Broad-tailed Hummingbird flying in to feed at hummingbird feeder including interaction chits.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

331691
xeno-canto.org
Broad-tailed Hummingbird - Selasphorus platycercus Richard E. Webster 2009-05-13 Portal, Arizona, Cochise (United States) (1400 m) call, wing whine -

calls of perched adult male; second recording of this individual on this date

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

132917
xeno-canto.org
Broad-tailed Hummingbird - Selasphorus platycercus Richard E. Webster 2011-05-13 Portal, Arizona, Cochise (United States) (1400 m) call, interaction calls -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

132838
xeno-canto.org
Broad-tailed Hummingbird - Selasphorus platycercus Richard E. Webster 2013-04-16 Portal, Arizona, Cochise (United States) (1400 m) call, wing whine -

one of my cleanest recordings of this type; adult male near feeder

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

132851
xeno-canto.org
Broad-tailed Hummingbird - Selasphorus platycercus Richard E. Webster 2013-04-24 Portal, Arizona, Cochise (United States) (1400 m) call, wing whine -

calls of female at start, then with wing whine, calls of male as well

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

132835
xeno-canto.org
Broad-tailed Hummingbird - Selasphorus platycercus Sue Riffe 2016-06-12 Conejos River, Antonito, Conejos County, Colorado, Conejos (United States) (2600 m) call, wing sounds -

Two different birds interacting at eye level in marsy area along river. Possible mating behavior.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

325344
xeno-canto.org
Broad-tailed Hummingbird - Selasphorus platycercus Richard E. Webster 2013-03-07 Portal, Arizona, Cochise (United States) (1400 m) display, wing whine -

not every dive had an audible fffttt at the bottom; gap in middle was bird hovering high without wing whine; adult male; another bird was at feeder but I don't know if male/female or what it did next;

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

132903
xeno-canto.org
Broad-tailed Hummingbird - Selasphorus platycercus Richard E. Webster 2011-05-13 Portal, Arizona, Cochise (United States) (1400 m) call, chase call, wing whine -

interaction calls of male in feeder environment; Individual No 2 recorded on this date

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

132842
xeno-canto.org
Broad-tailed Hummingbird - Selasphorus platycercus Ryan P. O'Donnell 24-05-2010 Logan, Cache County, Utah, Cache (United States) (? m) Wing trill (A) - Male chasing another (inaudible) hummingbird away from the feeder. 72969
xeno-canto.org
Broad-tailed Hummingbird - Selasphorus platycercus Richard E. Webster 2008-05-15 Round Valley, Chiricahua Mountains, Cochise Co., Arizona, Cochise (United States) (1300 m) call, chase call, wing whine -

chase/interaction calls at 0:08 and 0:52 ; these are calls of a migrant on a desert wash

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

132918
xeno-canto.org
Broad-tailed Hummingbird - Selasphorus platycercus Richard E. Webster 2013-04-18 Portal, Arizona, Cochise (United States) (1400 m) call, interaction calls, wing whine -

calls from two different Broad-tailed, first a female then sub-adult male as reaction, including interaction rasp

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

132836
xeno-canto.org
Broad-tailed Hummingbird - Selasphorus platycercus Richard E. Webster 2013-04-22 Portal, Arizona, Cochise (United States) (1400 m) call -

Calls of an adult male hovering at a feeder. Filtered.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

132826
xeno-canto.org
Broad-tailed Hummingbird - Selasphorus platycercus Richard E. Webster 2013-04-20 Portal, Arizona, Cochise (United States) (1400 m) display, wing whine -

One display dive

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

132855
xeno-canto.org
Broad-tailed Hummingbird - Selasphorus platycercus Nathan Pieplow 18/05/2007 Carbondale, Garfield County, Colorado, Garfield (United States) (2100 m) calls & wing trill (A) - Male at feeder; scores are for high-pitched trill made by wings 13523
xeno-canto.org
Broad-tailed Hummingbird - Selasphorus platycercus Tim Marquardt 2014-05-17 Blackjack Campground, Greenlee County, Arizona, Greenlee (United States) (1900 m) call, flight call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

178674
xeno-canto.org
Broad-tailed Hummingbird - Selasphorus platycercus Richard E. Webster 2013-04-18 Portal, Arizona, Cochise (United States) (1400 m) call, wing whine -

adult male near feeder

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

132850
xeno-canto.org
Broad-tailed Hummingbird - Selasphorus platycercus Sue Riffe 2020-05-07 Lyons, Boulder County, Colorado, Boulder (United States) (1700 m) adult, call, flight call, male, wing whirl -

natural vocalization from several males defending a feeder

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

564240
xeno-canto.org
Broad-tailed Hummingbird - Selasphorus platycercus Nick Komar 2017-07-08 Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado, Larimer (United States) (1500 m) begging call -

Recording high-pass filtered.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

379035
xeno-canto.org
Broad-tailed Hummingbird - Selasphorus platycercus Richard E. Webster 2013-04-18 Portal, Arizona, Cochise (United States) (1400 m) call, wing whine -

adult male near feeder

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

132849
xeno-canto.org
Broad-tailed Hummingbird - Selasphorus platycercus Andrew Spencer 2012-06-28 Malo Vega Creek, Costilla Co., Colorado, Costilla (United States) (2740 m) call and wing noise (A) - natural vocalization; calls and wing noise from a male bird foraging on low flowers in a montane meadow. 105356
xeno-canto.org
Broad-tailed Hummingbird - Selasphorus platycercus Sue Riffe 2016-05-11 Lyons, Boulder County, Colorado, Boulder (United States) (1700 m) call, flight call -

Single male flying in to feeder and then feeding.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

319937
xeno-canto.org
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