Lucifer hummingbird Calothorax lucifer


Identification Tips:

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Unlike other North American hummingbirds, the Lucifer Hummingbird has a distinctly decurved bill. The male Lucifer Hummingbird can be told by its purple throat and forked tail. The female has a buffy breast unlike similar species.

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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