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Rivoli's Hummingbird Eugenes fulgens

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

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Adult male

Large hummingbird. Adult males are dark green above with a purple crown and an iridescent yellow-green throat. They often appear dark overall in poor light. Note white dot behind the eye.

Adult male
Immature male
Adult male

Large hummingbird with a long straight bill. Adult males have a green back and most often appear all dark from the front. Note white spot behind the eye.


Large hummingbird with a long straight bill. Females are green above and grayish below. They have a small white streak behind the eye.

Adult male

Large and lanky hummingbird. In good light, adult males have a purple crown, a yellow-green throat (the color may change with the light), and a black belly.


Found in dry pine-oak forests in the southwestern United States and south to northern Nicaragua.

Macaulay Library Photos for Rivoli's Hummingbird

Top-rated photos submitted to the Macaulay Library via eBird. Note: Our content editors have not confirmed the species identification for these photos.

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