RETIRED
Order
Caprimulgiformes
Family
Trochilidae
Genus
Eugenes
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Version 1.0

This is a historic version of this account.

SPECIES

Magnificent Hummingbird Eugenes fulgens

Ruth Partida-Lara and Paula L. Enríquez
Version: 1.0 — Published November 2, 2012

Breeding

Introduction

The breeding season of Magnificent Hummingbird extends from May to August in northern and central Mexico and from July to August in Guatemala (Howell and Webb 1995). In Costa Rica the breeding season is from November to March (Stiles and Skutch 1989). The nest is is a small cup, constructed with soft materials inside and outside covered with lichens and other similar materials. The nest is usually placed up to 5 m above the ground. The clutch is two eggs, incubated by the female for 15-16 days (Schuchmann 1999). Chicks hatch altricial, and they are fed by female. The nestlings fledge at about 20 to 26 days of age.

Recommended Citation

Partida-Lara, R. and P. L. Enríquez (2012). Magnificent Hummingbird (Eugenes fulgens), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.maghum.01