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 Magnificent Hummingbird (Eugenes fulgens)




Magnificent Hummingbird | Eugenes fulgens photo
Magnificent Hummingbird male, Madera Canyon, Arizona

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Magnificent Hummingbird | Eugenes fulgens photo
Magnificent Hummingbird -- Guadalupe, Panama

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Magnificent Hummingbird | Eugenes fulgens photo
Magnificent Hummingbird, Santa Rita Lodge, Madera Canyon, Near Green Valley, Arizona

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MAGNIFICENT HUMMINGBIRD FACTS

Description
The Magnificent Hummingbird is a large hummingbird with a long slightly curved black bill. The male is iridescent green-bronze above with bronze tail with a black tip. It has a violet crown and bright blue throat. The rest of the head is black with a white spot behind the eye. The chest is green-bronze and the underside is gray. The female Magnificent Hummingbird is bronze-green above and a dull grey underneath with no blue throat or black head. She has a white stripe behind the eye. Juveniles are similar to females but duller and more brown.

Size
Length 13cm. Weight 8g - 10g.

Environment
edges and clearings in oak forests in upland areas above about 2000m

Food
The Magnificent Hummingbird feeds on nectar from various species of flowers, and also eats some small insects.

Breeding
The female lays two white eggs in a cup-shaped nest built in a tree branch about 3m above ground. Eggs hatch after about 15-19 days. The young leave the nest after about 20 - 26 days.

Range
breeds in mountainous areas from south western United States through Mexico to western Panama.

Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Apodiformes
Family:Trochilidae
Genus:Eugenes
Species:fulgens
Common Name:Magnificent Hummingbird