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Rivoli's (Magnificent) hummingbird        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Rivoli's hummingbirds (initially Rivoli's hummingbird, and then magnificent hummingbird, and now reverting to the original name), are found in the US only in mountain forests in southeastern Arizona and southwest New Mexico.   These birds (males and a female) were wintering at feeders in Madera Canyon, Arizona.   As with most hummingbirds, the gorget color varies considerably depending on the light angle; it was optimal for many of these images, taken in ambient light with a small amount of supplemental electronic flash.   More pictures of this species are here.

  • Canon 1D4 or 7D2, 800 mm IS lens, some with extension tube or 1.4X converter, fill-in flash (2019)