Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Broad-tailed Hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus) - HBW 5, p. 679

French: Colibri à queue large German: Breitschwanzelfe Spanish: Colibrí Coliancho

Taxonomy: Trochilus platycercus Swainson, 1827, no locality = Mexico.
In past, occasionally placed in Archilochus. Proposed race guatemalae (Guatemala) is poorly defined: morphological patterns and variation in size are clinal in character. Monotypic.

Distribution: W & WC USA (S Idaho and N Wyoming S to E California, Arizona and SW Texas) S through upland Mexico to highlands of Guatemala. N populations winter in Mexico and Guatemala.

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