The Lucifer Hummingbird
, also known as the Lucifer Sheartail is a medium-sized, green hummingbird with a slightly curved bill with a distinctive outward flare of its gorget feathers.
is one of the most beautiful species of the hummingbird family. It is also the largest hummingbird you will find in California and a notable species on the Pacific coast.
They can be found in California in spring, Pacific Northwest and Alaska in summer,
and in the Rocky Mountains in fall, when they make their annual circuit of the West.