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Rivoli's Hummingbird

From Opus

Photo by bobsofpaSouthwestern Research Station, Portal, Arizona, USA, April 2010
Photo by bobsofpa
Southwestern Research Station, Portal, Arizona, USA, April 2010
Eugenes fulgens


[edit] Identification

13 cm. Long, straight or nearly straight, black bill, green-bronze upperparts, becoming more bronzed on the black-tipped tail. Male shows violet crown, bright blue throat, black head, white spot behind the eye. The chest is green-bronze and the belly grey. Female has bronze-green upperparts and dull grey underparts. There is a white stripe behind her eye. Immature birds are like the female, but darker and browner.

[edit] Distribution

Southwest United States to northeast Nicaragua. Accidental vagrant to Kansas.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.
It was formerly considered conspecific with Talamanca Hummingbird under the name Magnificent Hummingbird.

[edit] Habitat

Mountains, and montane forests.

[edit] Behaviour

The female builds a cup shaped nest in bamboo. Two (2) white eggs are laid and incubated by the female for 15-19 days; the young fledge 20-26 days later.

Diet includes nectar, and some small insects.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2015. IOC World Bird Names (version 5.3). Available at

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