Magnificent hummingbird Eugenes fulgens


Identification Tips:

Adult male:

Adult female:

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The male Magnificent Hummingbird is unmistakeable. Female is similar to female Blue-throated Hummingbird but lacks large white tips to tail and white malar streak. Other hummingbirds are much smaller.

Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.


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