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Cynanthus latirostris - Broad-billed Hummingbird
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Taxonomy/Classification
Scientific Name: Cynanthus latirostris
Authority: Swainson, 1827
English Common Name: Broad-billed Hummingbird
Spanish Common Name(s): Colibrí Pico Ancho
Portuguese Common Name(s): None Known

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Class Order Family
Aves Apodiformes Trochilidae

Taxonomic Comments: Some authors have suggested that the southern form from Guerrero, Oaxaca, and Chiapas represents a distinct species, C. DOUBLEDAYI (Doubleday's Hummingbird)(AOU 1983, 1998, Howell and Webb 1995).

Global Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Category: LC - Least concern  
CITES Status: Appendix II

Habitat
Arid scrub, open deciduous forest, semi-desert and other open situations in arid habitats (Tropical and lower Sub- tropical zones) (AOU 1983). In U.S., mostly limited in summer to rocky canyons in desert-like mountain habitats. Foothills, canyons, arroyos, along streams, in or near desert habitat. Nests in a small tree, shrub or vine; usually about 1-2 m above ground, dry streambed, or water (Terres 1980, Johnsgard 1983).
Population Status

Distribution Status in Latin America

Native Mexico

References

  • American Ornithologists' Union (AOU). 1983. Check-list of North American Birds, 6th edition. Allen Press, Inc., Lawrence, Kansas. 877 pp.

  • American Ornithologists' Union (AOU). 1998. Check-list of North American birds. Seventh edition. American Ornithologists' Union, Washington, DC. 829 pp.

  • Baltosser, W. H., and P. E. Scott. 1996. Costa's Hummingbird (CALYPTE COSTAE). No. 251 IN A. Poole and F. Gill, editors, The birds of North America. The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, and The Amerian Ornithologists' Union, Washington, DC. 32pp.

  • BirdLife International. 2004. Threatened birds of the world 2004. CD ROM. BirdLife International, Cambridge, UK.

  • Bleiweiss, R., J. A. W. Kirsch, and J. C. Matheus. 1994. DNA-DNA hybridization evidence for subfamily structure among hummingbirds. Auk 111:8-19.

  • Des Granges, J. L. 1978. Organization of a tropical nectar feeding bird guild in a variable environment. Living Bird 17:199-236.

  • Howell, S. N. G., and S. Webb. 1995. A guide to the birds of Mexico and northern Central America. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

  • Johnsgard, P. A. 1983. Hummingbirds of North America. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C. 304 pp.

  • Montgomerie, R. D. 1979. Energetics of foraging and competition in some tropcial hummingbirds. Ph.D. dissertation, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.

  • Ortiz-Pulido, R. and R. Díaz. 2001. Distribución de colibríes en la zona baja del centro de Veracruz, México. Ornitologia Neotropical 12:297-317.

  • Parker III, T. A., D. F. Stotz, and J. W. Fitzpatrick. 1996. Ecological and distributional databases for neotropical birds. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

  • Poole, A. F. and F. B. Gill. 1992--. The birds of North America. The American Ornithologists' Union, Washington, D.C. and The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Powers, D. R., and S. M. Wethington. 1999. Broad-billed Hummingbird (CYNANTHUS LATIROSTRIS). No. 430 IN A. Poole and F. Gill, editors. The birds of North America. The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA. 20pp.

  • Terres, J. K. 1980. The Audubon Society encyclopedia of North American birds. Alfred A. Knopf, New York.

  • Williamson, S. L. 2000. Blue-throated Hummingbird (LAMPORNIS CLEMENCIAE. No. 531 IN A. Poole and F. Gill, editors, The birds of North America. The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA. 16pp.


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