Broad-Tailed Hummingbird

Broad-Tailed Hummingbirds are one of the more active species when it comes to eating insects. They hunt insects whether they are in flight or sitting on foliage and in trees. When they are flying, their wings produce an unusual ‘trilling’ noise, unique to the breed.


Due to their high metabolism, Broad-Tailed Hummingbirds must eat constantly, feasting on nectar and insects.

 
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Food Preferences

Food Preferences of the Broad-Tailed Hummingbird

Broad Tailed Hummingbird

The Broad-Tailed hummingbird requires a constant energy source (nectar) and protein source (insects).

The Broad-Tailed hummingbird is one of the more active species when it comes to eating insects. It hunts insects during flight and while on foliage.

The very high metabolism of the Broad-Tailed hummingbird is due to the incredible speed with which it flaps its wings, continuously burning the food it has consumed for fuel.

After feeding from the nectar of flowers, the hummingbird carries pollen to other flowers.

 

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