Hummingbird Species

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Hummingbirds found in the USA (by U.S. State)


Bearded Helmetcrest (Oxypogon guerinii)
Amethyst Woodstar (Calliphlox amethystina) - Male

Species


Allen’s Hummingbirds (Selasphorus sasin)

Amazilia Hummingbirds (Amazilia amazilia)

Amethyst-throated Hummingbirds (Lampornis amethystinus)

Anna’s Hummingbirds (Calypte anna)

Antillean Crested (Orthorhyncus cristatus)

Bearded Helmetcrest (Oxypogon guerinii)

Bearded Mountaineer (Oreonympha nobilis)

Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae) – The Smallest Bird in the World

Berylline (Amazilia beryllina)

Black-bellied (Eupherusa nigriventris)

Black-chinned (Archilochus alexandri)

Black-crested Coquette (Lophornis helenae)

Black-eared Fairy (Heliothryx auritus)

Black-tailed Trainbearers (Lesbia victoriae)

Black-throated Brilliants (Heliodoxa schreibersii)

Blue-chested (Amazilia amabilis)

Blue-chinned Sapphire (Chlorestes notatus)

Blue-headed Sapphire (Hylocharis grayi) – also sometimes referred to as Gray’s or Puritan Sapphires

Blue Hummingbirds

Antillean Crested Hummingbird (Orthorhyncus cristatus) - Adult Male

Blue-tailed (Amazilia cyanura)

Blue-throated (Lampornis clemenciae)

Blue-throated Sapphire or Blue-Throated Goldentail (Hylocharis eliciae)

Male Amethyst-throated HummingbirdBooted Racket-tail (Ocreatus underwoodii)

Brazilian Ruby (Clytolaema rubricauda)

Broad-billed (Cynanthus latirostris)

Broad-tailed (Selasphorus platycercus)

Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer aka Red-footed Plumeleteer (Chalybura urochrysia)

Bronzy or Bronze Incas (Coeligena coeligena)

Brown Inca (Coeligena wilsoni)

Brown Violet-ear (Colibri delphinae)

Buff-bellied (Amazilia yucatanensis)

Buff-tailed Coronet (Boissonneaua flavescens)

Bumblebee (Atthis heloisa)

Calliope (Stellula calliope)

Canivet’s Emerald (Chlorostilbon canivetii) – also known as Fork-tailed Emeralds

Charming (Amazilia decora) aka Beryl-crowned Hummingbird

Chestnut-breasted Coronet (Boissonneaua matthewsii)

Cinnamon (Amazilia rutila)

Collared Inca (Coeligena torquata)

Copper-rumped (Amazilia tobaci)

Costa’s (Calypte costae)

Ecuadorian Hillstar (Oreotrochilus chimborazo)

Ecuadorian Piedtails (Phlogophilus hemileucurus) – Hummingbirds

Empress Brilliant (Heliodoxa imperatrix)

Escudo (Amazilia tzacatl handleyi)

Emerald-chinned (Abeillia abeillei)

Emerald: Ranges: Central and South America, as well as Puerto Rico

Fawn-breasted Brilliant (Heliodoxa rubinoides)

Fiery-tailed Awlbill (Avocettula recurvirostris)

Fiery-throated (Panterpe insignis)

Fork-tailed Emerald (Chlorostilbon canivetii) – also known as Canivet’s Emeralds

Fork-tailed Woodnymph (Thalurania furcata)

Giant (Patagona gigas)

Golden-tailed Sapphire (Chrysuronia oenone)

Gould’s Inca (Coeligena inca)

Gould’s Jewelfronts – Hummingbirds (Heliodoxa aurescens)

Great Saphirewing (Pterophanes cyanopterus)

Green-bellied (Amazilia viridigaster)

Green-crowned Brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula)

Green-crowned Woodnymph (Thalurania fannyi)

Green-tailed Goldenthroat (Polytmus theresiae)

Green-tailed Trainbearer (Lesbia nuna) – also known as Little Long-tailed Sylphs

Green-throated Carib (Eulampis holosericeus)

Green Violet-ear (Colibri thalassinus)

Grey / Gray-tailed Mountain Gem (Lampornis cinereicauda)

Hermits (Phaethornis longirostris) – ID: Plumage is typically brown, rufous, green and grey, and other than a slight sheen, they generally don’t have the iridescent plumage of hummingbirds. – Ranges: Southern Mexico, through Central America, to South America as far south as northern Argentina.

Jacobins (genus: Florisuga) – Ranges: Mexico, Caribbean, Central and South American natives

Lancebills (Doryfera))

Long-billed Starthroat (Heliomaster longirostris)

Lucifer, Calothorax lucifer

Loja (Amazilia alticola)

Magnificent (Eugenes fulgens)

Mangrove (Amazilia boucardi)

MangosRanges: Mexico, Caribbean, Central and South America

Giant Hummingbird (Patagona gigas) or Burro q'enti in flight

Many-spotted (Taphrospilus hypostictus)

Marvellous Spatuletails (Loddigesia mirabilis)

Mexican Woodnymph (Thalurania ridgwayi)

Mountain-gems (Southwestern United States south to Central America (Isthmus of Panama)

Plain-capped Starthroat (Heliomaster constantii)

Pufflegs (from South America)

Purple-bibbed Whitetip (Urosticte benjamini

Purple-crowned Fairies  (Heliothryx barroti)

Purple-throated Caribs (Eulampis jugularis)

Purple-throated Mountain-gem (Lampornis calolaema) (Eugenes fulgens)

Rainbow-bearded Thornbill (Chalcostigma herrani)

Rainbow Starfrontlet (Coeligena iris)

Red-footed Plumeleteer aka Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer (Chalybura urochrysia)

Red-tailed Comets (Sappho sparganura)

Ruby-Throated (Archilochus colubris)

Ruby-topaz (Chrysolampis mosquitus)

Rufous-crested Coquette (Lophornis delattrei)

Rufous (Selasphorus rufus)

Rufous-tailed (Amazilia tzacatl)

Sabrewings (genus: Campylopterus) – Ranges: Relatively large hummingbirds that mostly occur naturally in Central and South America (some in Mexico)

Salvin’s Emerald, (Chlorostilbon mellisugus / canivetii salvini)

Sapphire-throated (Lepidopyga coeruleogularis

Scaly-breasted (Phaeochroa cuvierii)

Scintillant (Selasphorus scintilla)

Sheartails (Typical)

Shining-Green (Lepidopyga goudoti) – also known as Goudot’s Hummingbird or Luminous Hummingbird

Shining Sunbeam (Aglaeactis cupripennis)

Snowcap (Microchera albocoronata)

Snowy-breasted or Snowy-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia edward)

Sombre (Aphantochroa cirrochloris, syn. Campylopterus cirrochloris)

Sparkling-tailed Woodstar (Tilmatura dupontii), also known as the Sparkling-Tailed Hummingbird

Sparkling Violetear (Colibri coruscans)

Speckled (Adelomyia melanogenys)

Steely-vented (Amazilia saucerrottei)

Sunangels (genus: Heliangelus) – Range: South America

Streamertails (genus: Trochilus) – Range: Jamaica

Sword-billed (Ensifera ensifera)

Sylph (Genus: Aglaiocercus)

Tooth-billed (Androdon aequatorialis)

Topazes

Sword-billed Hummingbird (Ensifera ensifera)

Tufted Coquettes (Lophornis ornatus)

Tumbes (Leucippus baeri)

Tyrian Metaltail (Metallura tyrianthina)

Volcano (Selasphorus flammula)

White-eared (Hylocharis leucotis)

White-tailed (Eupherusa poliocerca)

White-tailed Hillstar (Urochroa bougueri)

White-throated Mountain-gem (Lampornis castaneoventris)

Wire-crested Thorntails (Discosura popelairii)

Woodnymphs (Thalurania)

Velvet-purple Coronet (Boissonneaua jardini)

Vervain (Mellisuga minima)

Violet-bellied (Damophila julie)

Violet-crowned (Amazilia violiceps)

Violet-fronted Brilliant (Heliodoxa leadbeateri)

Violet-headed (Klais guimeti)

Viridian Metaltail (Metallura williami)

Volcano (Selasphorus flammula)

White-chinned Sapphire (Hylocharis cyanus)

White-crested Coquette (Lophornis adorabilis)

White-vented Plumeleteers (Chalybura buffonii)

White-vented Violetear (Colibri serrirostris)

WoodstarsRanges: Mostly South America, but also one Central American species and one from the Bahamas

Xantus’ (Hylocharis xantusii)