Contact Information

Texas Hummingbird Roundup
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Wildlife Division
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744
(512) 389-4644


Texas Hummingbird Roundup:
Broad-tailed (Selasphorus platycercus)

Broad-tailed Hummingbird
(Selasphorus platycercus)
Artwork © 2005 TPWD

This long-bodied bird with a long, broad tail nests in the mountains of west Texas. The birds are found in forests and woodlands, meadows and borders. In winter it will spend time in coastal areas, is known to visit gardens inland, and can be found in both deciduous and evergreen forests. It has been found in all Texas regions.

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