Lucifer Hummingbird


Common Name
Lucifer Hummingbird
Scientific Name
Calothorax lucifer
Length
3 1/2"

Range

The Lucifer is mainly a species of northern and central Mexico and central Mexico. Rare in southeast Arizona and southwest New Mexico. Very rare breeder in the Chisos Mountains of Texas.

Characteristics and Identification

Only hummingbird with a decurved, downward arching bill. Lucifer belongs to a group of hummingbird species called “sheartails,” named for their deeply forked, narrow tail. Male has a green crown, purple throat and long tail. Female is buff below, belly often whitish, and with a rounded tail.


Lucifer Hummingbird
Lucifer Hummingbird
Lucifer Hummingbird
Lucifer Hummingbird
Lucifer Hummingbird
Lucifer Hummingbird

 

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