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    Lucifer Hummingbird

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    Lucifer Hummingbird

    Calothorax lucifer
    • ORDER: Caprimulgiformes
    • FAMILY: Trochilidae
    Basic Description

    The tiny, vividly purple-throated Lucifer Hummingbird is mainly a species of northern Mexico and central Mexico. Where it reaches the United States, in extreme southern Arizona, New Mexico, and west Texas, it's a highly sought-after species among avid birders. Lucifer Hummingbird belongs to a group of hummingbird species called “sheartails,” named for their deeply forked, narrow tail.

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    Other Names
    • Colibrí Lucifer (Spanish)
    • Colibri lucifer (French)
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