Magnificent Hummingbird

Eugenes fulgens
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Length: 5 in. (13 cm )
This large hummingbird is confined to pine-oak woodlands at mid to high elevations in the mountains. It is readily attracted to hummingbird feeders and dominates the small hummingbird species here as well as at flower patches. In addition to nectar, small insects and spiders make up a considerable portion of its food during the summer. The nest is placed high on a horizontal branch and made of moss, plant fibers, lichens and spider webbing.

The four-digit banding code is MAHU.

Male | Jim Burns

Female | Jim Burns

Fir forest

Oak-pine woodland
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  • Article: Magnificent Hummingbird
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: July 19, 2024
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