Broad-tailed hummingbird Selasphorus platycercus

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Similar species:

Male Ruby-throated Humminbirds have deeper red throats, black masks, are somewhat smaller, and lack to Broad- tailed Hummingbirds distinctive wing whistle. Females are much larger and bigger-tailed than the small Calliope Hummingbird, but are similar to Rufous and Allen's Hummingbirds. Broad-tailed is best identified by its size, large, broad tail, and restricted amounts of rufous in the tail, more blue-green back, whiter undertail coverts, as well as its call note.