Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2013-81

Common name:

Broad-billed Hummingbird

Scientific name: Cynanthus latirostris
Date: December 05, 2012
Time: mid-morning
Length of time observed: 15 minutes
Number: 1
Age: hy
Sex: male
Location: Ivins residence
County: Washington
Latilong: 19
Elevation: ~850m
Distance to bird: close
Optical equipment:  
Weather: clear and calm
Light Conditions: mid-morning sun and shade
Description:        Size of bird:  
(Description:)       Basic Shape:  
(Description:)  Overall Pattern:  
(Description:)            Bill Type:  
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
Young male with light green back emerald green on sides on face and blue/ turquoise feathering coming in on gorget. Bill mostly dark with bright orange at base. Dark patch on face below dark eye. Dark wings and dark bluish tail with pale terminal edges. Underparts pale buffy off-white with bright white vent area.
(see photos)
Song or call & method of delivery: none heard
Behavior: visiting feeding station
Habitat: residential
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
References consulted:  
Description from: Notes made later
Observer: Rick Fridell
Observer's address:  
Observer's e-mail address: **
Other observers who independently identified this bird: Carla Ritter first observed the hummingbird on 11/28/13. Captured and banded by Ned Batchelder. Also observed by Rob Dobbs.
Date prepared: 12-04-2013
Additional material: Photos
Additional_Comments: private residence in Ivins near the mouth of Snow Canyon