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Selasphorus platycercus (Swainson, 1827)
Broad-Tailed Hummingbird
Family: Trochilidae
Photo of species

© Ted Ardley  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #9008)

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Distribution of Selasphorus platycercus in British Columbia
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This species is widespread and common throughout mountainous regions of the western United States but is a very rare vagrant farther north into the southern interior of B.C. Unsubstantiated reports of this species in the province should be treated with caution due to its similarity to other hummingbird species, particularly Ruby-throated and Anna’s Hummingbirds.

1.(1) adult male; July 8, 1995; near Cranbrook
2.(1) adult male; July 10-11, 1997; Similkameen River, east of Princeton
3.(1) adult male; May 18-19, 2008; Invermere

Note Authors: Rick Toochin and Jamie Fenneman

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
NativeSNAAccidentalNot Listed
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General References

Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2024-04-22 9:13:54 AM]
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