iridescent green throat; black breast, belly (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-29)

Magnificent Hummingbird
Eugenes fulgens

Native Range: North America and Middle America

Notes: a large hummingbird whose range barely reaches the United States (southeastern Arizona) from its stronghold in Middle America; pronounced sexual dimorphism with the female being pale underneath and generally much plainer than the brilliant male.

male hovering; purple crown (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-29)

black underparts (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-29)

male perched; highly distinctive coloration (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-29)