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Lucifer Hummingbird Calothorax lucifer


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Lucifer Hummingbird, male perched
credit: chris.w.birder/CCSA

© Lang Elliot/ (audio)

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Family: Trochilidae, Hummingbirds view all from this family

Description Male has green upperparts, purple-sheened throat, and otherwise whitish underparts, with gray-green flanks; tail is forked. Female has green upperparts and white throat; breast and flanks are washed orange-buff.

Dimensions Length: 3 3/4" (10 cm)

Habitat Favors arid mountains and rare summer visitor (mainly Apr-Sep) to southern Arizona and southwest Texas.

Range Texas, Southwest

Discussion Tiny hummingbird with a long, downcurved bill.