Latin name – Selasphorus platycercus | (will open new window)
Probably most common hummingbird near Evergreen, Colorado. Broad-tailed hummingbird showed up first by our feeders.
A hummingbird of subalpine meadows, the Broad-tailed Hummingbird ranges across the south-central Rockies in summer. It possesses a number of physiological and behavioral adaptations to survive cold nights, including the ability to enter torpor, slowing its heart rate and dropping its body temperature.