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Rivoli's Hummingbird Eugenes fulgens

Ruth Partida-Lara and Paula L. Enríquez
Version: 1.0 — Published September 29, 2017


Distribution in the Americas

Rivoli's Hummingbird occurs in montane areas from the southwestern United States (southern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico, and possibly western Texas) south through Mexico to the highlands of Guatemala, Honduras, and northern Nicaragua. This species occurs on both slopes in Mexico, north to Sonora and Sinaloa in western Mexico, and to Coahuila and Nuevo León in eastern Mexico (Escalante 1988). Rivoli's Hummingbird is resident in most of its range, but the northernmost populations (in the southern United States and in northern Mexico in Sonora, Coahuila, and Nuevo León) move south in the nonbreeding season.

Recent records in Chiapas are from Huitepec Ecological Reserve (16°44´N, 92°41´W), San José Bocomtenelté Educational Park (16° 43’ 12” N, 92 42’ 03” W), Laguna Bélgica Educational Park (16º 52' 00' N, 93º 26'30' W) and El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve (15º 09’ 10”N, 92° 34’ 04” W).

In Mexico Rivoli's Hummingbird occurs from 1000-3000 m, but primarily above 1500 m (Howell and Webb 1995).

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to the Americas.


The habitats of Rivoli's Hummingbird are pine-oak forest, humid montane ("cloud") forest, and forest edges (Navarro 1992, Schuchmann 1999). It occurs inside forest, but also occupies forest edges and second growth (Schuchmann 1999), grassland and farmland containing agave flowers (Howell and Webb 1995).

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

Distribution of the Rivoli's Hummingbird - Range Map
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Rivoli's Hummingbird

Recommended Citation

Partida-Lara, R. and P. L. Enríquez (2017). Rivoli's 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.maghum1.01