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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 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 Dan Lane 2013-08-24 Flagstaff, Coconino, Arizona, Coconino (United States) (2100 m) call -

Natural calls by a perched female-plumaged bird about 2m up on dead pine branch in Ponderosa Pine parkland.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

146604
xeno-canto.org
Broad-tailed Hummingbird - Selasphorus platycercus Andrew Spencer 2014-07-21 Castle Rock, Douglas Co., Colorado, Douglas (United States) (1900 m) call, wing noise -

Natural vocalization; calls and wing noise from a male bird in flight visiting a feeder at a house adjacent to a drainage filled with Gambel Oak. At 0:22 there are a couple of more aggressive chase calls as a female of the same species approaches the feeder.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

188274
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 Dan Lane 2014-08-22 Rustler Park, Chiricahua Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, Cochise (United States) (2600 m) call -

Natural calls from a female-plumaged bird perched about 2m up in dead lower branches of an oak in mixed oak-pine-douglas fir woodland.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

196488
xeno-canto.org
Broad-tailed Hummingbird - Selasphorus platycercus Richard E. Webster 2015-06-03 Heliograph Peak, Pinaleno Mtns, Graham County, Arizona, Graham (United States) (2700 m) wing noise -

wing noise of adult male

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

321732
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. 105355
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 2013-04-18 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 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 Nick Komar 2016-07-21 Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado, Larimer (United States) (1600 m) male, wing trill -

Recording filtered for clarity.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

328276
xeno-canto.org
Broad-tailed Hummingbird - Selasphorus platycercus Richard E. Webster 2013-04-24 Portal, Arizona, Cochise (United States) (1400 m) chase call, wing whine -

Adult male at feeder.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

132827
xeno-canto.org
Broad-tailed Hummingbird - Selasphorus platycercus Eric DeFonso 2014-06-12 Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, Boulder (United States) (1800 m) display sounds, male, wing whirr -

Male performing U-flight display, with mechanical sounds at base of dive and usual wing-whirr.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

206008
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 (A) - natural vocalization; calls from a male bird perched high in an aspen tree in a willow filled drainage. 105352
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 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 2012-03-31 Portal, Arizona, Cochise (United States) (1400 m) interaction calls -

interaction calls of male in feeder environment

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

132839
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 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 Richard E. Webster 2013-04-19 Portal, Arizona, Cochise (United States) (1400 m) display, wing whine -

(for all of these display flights, the dive is roughly circular, perhaps more accurately elliptical, with the mechanical two- or three-note fft coming at the bottom, with shifting crescendos of wing whine as the bird apparently speeds into the downward descent; at times the male will hover without audible wing noise between some of the dives)

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

132890
xeno-canto.org
Broad-tailed Hummingbird - Selasphorus platycercus Ryan P. O'Donnell 06-06-2011 Logan, Cache County, Utah, Cache (United States) (1400 m) Calls (A) - Natural calls from a lone female-plumaged bird. Heavily edited to reduce noise. 80324
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 (A) - natural vocalization; calls from a male bird perched high in an aspen tree in a willow filled drainage. 105354
xeno-canto.org
Broad-tailed Hummingbird - Selasphorus platycercus Richard E. Webster 2013-04-13 Portal, Arizona, Cochise (United States) (1400 m) call, chase call, wing whine -

chase/interaction call at 0:14.7 ; adult male in feeder environment sounds like much Black-chinned wing buzz;

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

132852
xeno-canto.org
Broad-tailed Hummingbird - Selasphorus platycercus Sue Riffe 2016-07-04 Lyons, Boulder County, Colorado, Boulder (United States) (1700 m) flight call -

Single Broad-tailed Hummingbird flying in to feed at hummingbird feeder.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

331690
xeno-canto.org
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