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Magnificent Hummingbird Eugenes fulgens

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


Conservation Status

Magnificent Hummingbird is not under any category of conservation in Mexico but is considered of Least Concern globally (BirdLife International 2012). The habitat where it species lives is decreasing. Schuchmann (1999) suggest that their populations will be affected throughout most of the range of the species, as the pine-oak and humid montane ("cloud") forests are opened for agricultural crops, livestock and urban growth. However, more information is needed to establish and propose strategies for their conservation.

Effects of human activity on populations

Magnificent Hummingbird is vulnerable to habitat loss and degradation. There is no evidence of any direct use of Magnificent Hummingbird by people. However, in the highlands of Chiapas there is the medicinal use of the hummingbirds by indigenous tsotsiles and tzeltales (Enríquez et al. 2006).

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.