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Magnificent Hummingbird

Eugenes fulgens ORDER: CAPRIMULGIFORMES FAMILY: TROCHILIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

Aptly named for its spectacular plumage, the Magnificent Hummingbird is one of several hummingbird species found in the extreme southwestern U.S. but not regularly elsewhere in the country. The species was known as Rivoli's Hummingbird until the mid-1980s.

Calls

  • Calls, wings
     
  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Calls include repeated chips and chatter. Male also makes a soft song of scratchy notes during the breeding season.

Search the Macaulay Library online archive for more sounds and videos

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