hummingbirds.net
Answers Species Science Community Home
 
Magnificent maleMagnificent female
Photos © Dan True

Magnificent Hummingbird (Eugenes fulgens)

Physical Description
Average weight: male 7.7 g, female 6.4 g. Second-largest US hummingbird (next to Blue-throated).

Plumage
Adult male: Dark green back, purple forehead and crown, metallic green gorget, black breast.
Adult female: Olive green back and crown, gray breast and throat with faint streaking, pearl-gray tips on outer tail feathers.

Distribution
Observed in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. Winters in Mexico.

For more information, see the USGS species account.


 

About hummingbirds

Attracting hummingbirds

Hummingbird feeders

FAQ

Allen's

Anna's

Berylline

Black-chinned

Blue-throated

Broad-billed

Broad-tailed

Buff-bellied

Calliope

Costa's

Lucifer

Magnificent

Ruby-throated

Rufous

Violet-crowned

White-eared

Xantus'

Listing by state/province

Migration maps

Research

Bibliography

Events

Gallery

The Photo Album

Resources

Reviews

Organizations

Hummer Notes

Anecdotes