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Rivoli's Hummingbird

Common Name
Rivoli's Hummingbird
Scientific Name
Eugenes fulgens
5 1/4"
Breeds from the mountains of southeast Arizona to the Chisos Mountains in Texas.

Characteristics and Identification

A large hummingbird with a long bill, flat head and big tail. Male has a green throat and violet-blue, purple crown. Adult female has green upperparts, grayish underparts, and a white streak extending behind the eye. Also called Magnificent Hummingbird until 2017.

Rivoli's is the second-largest hummingbird north of Mexico, with the Blue-throated Hummingbird being larger. It was named in honor of the Duke of Rivoli, an amateur ornithologist.

Comparison of the Rivoli's, Green-breasted Mango and Mexican Violetear hummingbirds

Rivoli's Hummingbird
Rivoli's Hummingbird
Rivoli's Hummingbird