Lucifer Hummingbird

Lucifer Hummingbird


The Lucifer Hummingbird has a curved bill and long, narrow, deeply forked tail. Males have a green head and back and a throat that looks bright purple in the sunlight and darker otherwise. Females have green backs and buff chests with a cinnamon wash.


Where you might see them

Lucifer Hummingbirds are mainly found in northern and central Mexico, but can sometimes be found in the southern-most parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.



Lucifer Hummingbirds enjoy flowering desert plants such as the agave.

"Lucifer" means "light bearer" in Greek.


Sources: A Field Guide to Hummingbirds of North America (Peterson Field Guides) and Cornell Lab of Ornithology


Hummingbird Gardens

Hummingbird at purple coneflower

Hummingbirds love sugar water feeders, but it's also nice to provide natural nectar sources for them. You can plant flowers in your garden or on your porch or patio that will be both pretty for you to look at and beneficial to the hummingbirds.

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