English and Scientific names:

Broad-billed hummingbird
Cynanthus latirostris

Number of individuals: 

1 adult-plumed male

Locality: LOUISIANA: 


Specific Locality:

805 W. Robert St.
Hammond, LA

Date(s) when observed:

1/5/07 - 2/25/07

Time(s) of day when observed:  

All times of day

Reporting observer and address:

Rusty and DeeDee Mahony

Hammond, LA

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

Linda Beall, Walter and Olga Clifton

Other observers who independently identified the bird(s)

Linda Beall (banded bird on 1/8/07)

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


Optical equipment: 

Audubon Equinox 8x42

Distance to bird(s): 

From 30' to in-hand during banding process

Duration of observation:

Easily viewable for long durations at any given time of day during the bird's 6-week stay


Suburban downtown Hammond.

Behavior of bird: 

Bird seen perched, flying, feeding on bugs and from flowers/feeders.


All identifying characteristics recorded by photograph both while perched and while in-hand during banding session.


Loud chatter mostly while flying, similar to ruby-crowned kinglet.  Soft chirp-whistle while perched (occasional)

Similar species:


Photographs or tape recordings obtained?

Photographs taken by me (Rusty Mahony) from a distance of 15' and in-hand during banding session.  Additional photos taken by Walter Clifton.

Previous experience with this species: 


Identification aids:

at time of observation:

National Geographic Guide to North American Birds
after observation:

Identified by licensed bander Linda Beall in-hand.

This description is written from: 

Memory, notes taken during banding.

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




Rusty Mahony

Date and time: 

3/14/07 9:00am