The Broad-tailed Hummingbird is yet another species of hummer you will be able to see if you visit Madera Canyon in the Santa Rita Mountains south of Tucson. However, not only a visitor to Madera Canyon, this hummer also likes higher elevations, which increases the likelihood you will see in on a hike into the pines on the way to Mt. Wrightson or other trails near the top.
This hummer has green feathers on the top, and gray underneath. Their throat is a bright, iridescent red. They have a straight, black beak, and black legs and feet. This hummer not only enjoys nectar, but will eat insects and tree sap. They also look for and eat spiders.
The Broad-tailed Hummingbird is unique in that it returns to the same nest year after year. However, not without some renovations first. They are known to build a whole new nest on top of the old one. This is also one of the longest lived hummingbirds, where one monitored bird lived to be 12 years old.
Reference: The Nature of Madera Canyon by Douglas W. Moore, Friends of Madera, 1999; whatbird.com