English and Scientific names:

Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris)

Number of individuals: 

1 AHY male

Locality: LOUISIANA: 


Specific Locality:

Rusty & DeeDee Mahony
Robert St.
Hammond, LS

Date(s) when observed:

1/7/07 & 1/8/07 (bird last observed by the Mahonys 2/25/07)

Time(s) of day when observed:  

early to mid-morning

Reporting observer and address:

Linda Beall

Covington, LA 

Other observers accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s):


Rusty & DeeDee Mahony; Olga and Walter Clifton

Other observers who independently identified the bird(s):

Rusty and DeeDee Mahony; Olga and Walter Clifton

Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light):

All lighting conditions

Optical equipment: 

8x42 Eagle Optic Rangers

Distance to bird(s): 

from 15feet to in-hand during banding on 1/8/07

Duration of observation:

3 hours


suburban backyard with hummingbird plants and native shrubs and trees

Behavior of bird: 



Bright red bill, blue gorget, green back and breast, dark blue rectrices distinguish this bird from any other N.A. species.
Banded 1/8/07 8:05am No. N66508; Exposed culmen=20.61mm; Wing chord=50.72mm; Tail length=32.70mm; Tail fork=7.81mm; Mass=3.69g; no molt, all flight feathers present and fresh.


Vocalizations reminiscent of Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

Similar species:


Photographs or tape recordings obtained?

Photographs by Rusty Mahony (attached to his report)

Previous experience with this species: 


Identification aids:

Confirmed i.d. with The Birds of North America, No. 430, 1999, D.R. Powers & S.M. Wethington; Indetification Guide to North American Birds, Part 1, P. Pyle; Hummingbirds of North America, S.L. Williamson

This description is written from: 


Are you positive of your identification? If not, explain: 




Linda Beall

Date and time: 

8/23/07 1.07pm