Utah Bird Profile
 Broad-tailed Hummingbird - Selasphorus platycercus

Name Roots: (Gr. selas, "light"; phoros, "carrying" - Gr. platus, "broad"; kerkos, "tail")

In Utah:   
by John Crawley

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a deciduous tree or in a conifer at a height of 3-15 (To 30) feet, in a cup nest. This species is not a cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is an omnivore: floral hover-gleaner air salliers.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in lowland riparian and mountain riparian habitats.
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