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

Priorities for Future Research

Introduction

There is insufficient ecological and biological information about Magnificent Hummingbirds. Most of the remaining habitat for this species in Mexico, such as pine-oak and humid montane ("cloud") forests, now are restricted in the upper reaches of the mountains, or areas with difficult access, since much of this area has been opened up for agricultural crops, livestock, sand banks, and urban growth. Therefore, more studies are needed to learn more about the factors that affect the populations of Magnificent Hummingbird, as well as learn more about their biology and to establish conservation or management programs and habitat restoration efforts.

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