Adult male © Jason Vassallo eBird S30580087 Macaulay Library ML 102575531
Female © Marc FASOL
Adult male © Cat Zoroark
Immature male © Bryan Calk
Adult male © Jay McGowan
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Female © Bob Friedrichs
Adult male © Brandon Nidiffer
Female © Ryan Andrews
Female © Benjamin Hack
Habitat © Iris van Driel

Rivoli's Hummingbird Eugenes fulgens

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Very large for a hummingbird; size alone separates from many other species. Males are green overall with darker blackish chest and belly. Head appears black until it hits the light and reveals an iridescent purple crown and green throat. Females duller with grayish belly, mottled greenish sides, and speckled gray throat. Separate from Blue-throated Mountain-gem by longer bill, more speckled appearance on underparts, and smaller white tail corners. Used to be called Magnificent Hummingbird, but recently split into Rivoli’s Hummingbird (from southwest U.S. to Nicaragua) and Talamanca Hummingbird (found in mossy cloud forest in Costa Rica and Panama). Visits hummingbird feeders.