Trochilidae – Hummingbirds

Ruby-throated Hummingbird by Ray's Wildlife

Ruby-throated Hummingbird by Rays Wildlife

He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great. (Psalms 115:13 KJV)


CLASS – AVES, Order – APODIFORMES, Family – Trochilidae – Hummingbirds


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Species (355)

Saw-billed Hermit (Ramphodon naevius) ©WikiC
White-tipped Sicklebill (Eutoxeres aquila) ©WikiC
Buff-tailed Sicklebill (Eutoxeres condamini) ©Drawing WikiC
Hook-billed Hermit (Glaucis dohrnii) IBC
Rufous-breasted Hermit (Glaucis hirsutus) ©WikiC
Bronzy Hermit (Glaucis aeneus) ©WikiC
Band-tailed Barbthroat (Threnetes ruckeri) by Michael Woodruff
Sooty Barbthroat (Threnetes niger) IBC
Pale-tailed Barbthroat (Threnetes leucurus) IBC
Broad-tipped Hermit (Anopetia gounellei) IBC
White-whiskered Hermit (Phaethornis yaruqui by Michael Woodward
Green Hermit (Phaethornis guy) by Ian
White-bearded Hermit (Phaethornis hispidus) by Ian Montgomery
Mexican Hermit (Phaethornis mexicanus) (4.1)
Long-billed Hermit (Phaethornis longirostris) ©WikiC
Long-tailed Hermit (Phaethornis superciliosus) by Reinier Munguia
Great-billed Hermit (Phaethornis malaris) ©WikiC
Tawny-bellied Hermit (Phaethornis syrmatophorus) by Michael Woodruff
Koepcke’s Hermit (Phaethornis koepckeae) IBC
Needle-billed Hermit (Phaethornis philippii) IBC
Straight-billed Hermit (Phaethornis bourcieri) IBC
Pale-bellied Hermit (Phaethornis anthophilus) IBC
Scale-throated Hermit (Phaethornis eurynome) by Dario Sanches
Planalto Hermit (Phaethornis pretrei) by Dario Sanches
Sooty-capped Hermit (Phaethornis augusti) IBC
Buff-bellied Hermit (Phaethornis subochraceus) IBC
Dusky-throated Hermit (Phaethornis squalidus) IBC
Streak-throated Hermit (Phaethornis rupurumii) IBC
Little Hermit (Phaethornis longuemareus) by Ian
Minute Hermit (Phaethornis idaliae) IBC
Cinnamon-throated Hermit (Phaethornis nattereri) IBC
Reddish Hermit (Phaethornis ruber) ©WikiC
White-browed Hermit (Phaethornis stuarti) IBC
Black-throated Hermit (Phaethornis atrimentalis) IBC
Tapajos Hermit (Phaethornis aethopygus) IBC
Stripe-throated Hermit (Phaethornis striigularis) ©WikiC
Grey-chinned Hermit (Phaethornis griseogularis) IBC
Tooth-billed Hummingbird (Androdon aequatorialis) ©Drawing WikiC
Green-fronted Lancebill (Doryfera ludovicae) ©WikiC
Blue-fronted Lancebill (Doryfera johannae) Video IBC
Scaly-breasted Hummingbird (Phaeochroa cuvierii) ©Drawing WikiC
Curve-winged Sabrewing (Campylopterus curvipennis) Video IBC
Wedge-tailed Sabrewing (Campylopterus pampa) ©WikiC
Long-tailed Sabrewing (Campylopterus excellens) Reino
Grey-breasted Sabrewing (Campylopterus largipennis) ©WikiC
Rufous Sabrewing (Campylopterus rufus) ©WikiC
Rufous-breasted Sabrewing (Campylopterus hyperythrus) IBC
Violet Sabrewing (Campylopterus hemileucurus) by Bob-Nan
White-tailed Sabrewing (Campylopterus ensipennis) by Ian
Lazuline Sabrewing (Campylopterus falcatus) ©WikiC
Santa Marta Sabrewing (Campylopterus phainopeplus) ©WikiC
Napo Sabrewing (Campylopterus villaviscensio) ©WikiC
Buff-breasted Sabrewing (Campylopterus duidae) Kolibriklub
Sombre Hummingbird (Aphantochroa cirrochloris) by Dario Sanches
Swallow-tailed Hummingbird (Eupetomena macroura) by Dario Sanches
White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora) by Donna
Black Jacobin (Florisuga fusca) by Dario Sanches
Brown Violetear (Colibri delphinae) by Ray Barlow
Mexican Violetear (Colibri thalassinus) by Ray Barlow
Lesser Violetear (Colibri cyanotus)
Sparkling Violetear (Colibri coruscans) by RScanlon
White-vented Violetear (Colibri serrirostris) IBC
Green-throated Mango (Anthracothorax viridigula) IBC
Green-breasted Mango (Anthracothorax prevostii) by Judd Patterson
Black-throated Mango (Anthracothorax nigricollis) by Dario Sanches
Veraguan Mango (Anthracothorax veraguensis) IBC
Antillean Mango (Anthracothorax dominicus) by Daves BirdingPix
Green Mango (Anthracothorax viridis) IBC
Jamaican Mango (Anthracothorax mango) ©WikiC
Fiery-tailed Awlbill (Avocettula recurvirostris) IBC
Crimson Topaz (Topaza pella) IBC
Fiery Topaz (Topaza pyra) ©WikiC
Purple-throated Carib (Eulampis jugularis) IBC
Green-throated Carib (Eulampis holosericeus) by Judd Patterson
Ruby-topaz Hummingbird (Chrysolampis mosquitus) ©WikiC
Antillean Crested Hummingbird (Orthorhyncus cristatus) by Judd Patterson
Violet-headed Hummingbird (Klais guimeti) by Michael Woodruff
Green-crowned Plovercrest (Stephanoxis lalandi) by Dario Sanches
Purple-crowned Plovercrest (Stephanoxis loddigesii)
Emerald-chinned Hummingbird (Abeillia abeillei) IBC
Tufted Coquette (Lophornis ornatus) by Ian
Dot-eared Coquette (Lophornis gouldii) Wiki LT
Frilled Coquette (Lophornis magnificus) ©WikiC
Short-crested Coquette (Lophornis brachylophus) Video IBC
Rufous-crested Coquette (Lophornis delattrei) ©WikiC
Spangled Coquette (Lophornis stictolophus) IBC
Festive Coquette (Lophornis chalybeus) by Dario Sanches
Peacock Coquette (Lophornis pavoninus) Video IBC
Black-crested Coquette (Lophornis helenae) ©WikiC
White-crested Coquette (Lophornis adorabilis) IBC
Wire-crested Thorntail (Discosura popelairii) ©WikiC – Photo IBC
Black-bellied Thorntail (Discosura langsdorffi) IBC
Letitia’s Thorntail (Discosura letitiae) ©Drawinig WikiC
Green Thorntail (Discosura conversii) by Michael Woodruff
Racket-tailed Coquette (Discosura longicaudus) ©WikiC – Video IBC
Red-billed Streamertail (Trochilus polytmus) IBC
Black-billed Streamertail (Trochilus scitulus) by Africaddict
Blue-chinned Sapphire (Chlorestes notata) IBC
Golden-crowned Emerald (Chlorostilbon auriceps) ©WikiC
Cozumel Emerald (Chlorostilbon forficatus) WorldBirds
Canivet’s Emerald (Chlorostilbon canivetii) ©WikiC
Garden Emerald (Chlorostilbon assimilis) Oiseaux
Blue-tailed Emerald (Chlorostilbon mellisugus) ©WikiC
Western Emerald (Chlorostilbon melanorhynchus) by Michael Woodruff
Red-billed Emerald (Chlorostilbon gibsoni) WorldBirds
Chiribiquete Emerald (Chlorostilbon olivaresi) WorldBirds
Glittering-bellied Emerald (Chlorostilbon lucidus) by Dario Sanches
Brace’s Emerald (Chlorostilbon bracei) Enextincion
Cuban Emerald (Chlorostilbon ricordii) ©WikiC
Hispaniolan Emerald (Chlorostilbon swainsonii) IBC
Puerto Rican Emerald (Chlorostilbon maugaeus) by Daves BirdingPix
Coppery Emerald (Chlorostilbon russatus) by RScanlon
Narrow-tailed Emerald (Chlorostilbon stenurus) IBC
Green-tailed Emerald (Chlorostilbon alice) IBC
Short-tailed Emerald (Chlorostilbon poortmani) IBC
Gould’s Emerald (Chlorostilbon elegans) ARKive
Fiery-throated Hummingbird (Chlorostilbon insignis) by Ray
White-tailed Emerald (Elvira chionura) WorldBirds
Coppery-headed Emerald (Elvira cupreiceps) WorldBirds
Oaxaca Hummingbird (Eupherusa cyanophrys) ©WikiC
White-tailed Hummingbird (Eupherusa poliocerca) WorldBirds
Stripe-tailed Hummingbird (Eupherusa eximia) by Ray
Black-bellied Hummingbird (Eupherusa nigriventris) ©Drawing WikiC
Pirre Hummingbird (Goethalsia bella) WorldBirds
Violet-capped Hummingbird (Goldmania violiceps) WorldBirds
Dusky Hummingbird (Cynanthus sordidus) IBC
Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris) ©WikiC
Doubleday’s Hummingbird (Cynanthus doubledayi) ©WikiC
Blue-headed Hummingbird (Cyanophaia bicolor) Oiseaux
Mexican Woodnymph (Thalurania ridgwayi) IBC
Crowned Woodnymph (Thalurania colombica) by RScanlon
Fork-tailed Woodnymph (Thalurania furcata) Oiseaux
Long-tailed Woodnymph (Thalurania watertonii) IBC
Violet-capped Woodnymph (Thalurania glaucopis) by Dario Sanches
Violet-bellied Hummingbird (Juliamyia julie) Oiseaux
Sapphire-throated Hummingbird (Lepidopyga coeruleogularis) IBC
Sapphire-bellied Hummingbird (Lepidopyga lilliae) IBC
Shining-green Hummingbird (Lepidopyga goudoti) IBC
Blue-throated Sapphire (Hylocharis eliciae) Oiseaux
Rufous-throated Sapphire (Hylocharis sapphirina) by Dario Sanches
White-chinned Sapphire (Hylocharis cyanus) by Dario Sanches
Gilded Sapphire (Hylocharis chrysura) by Dario Sanches
Blue-headed Sapphire (Hylocharis grayi) IBC
Humboldt’s Sapphire (Hylocharis humboldtii) ©Drawing WikiC
Golden-tailed Sapphire (Chrysuronia oenone) IBC
White-throated Hummingbird (Leucochloris albicollis) by Dario Sanches
White-tailed Goldenthroat (Polytmus guainumbi) IBC
Tepui Goldenthroat (Polytmus milleri) Video IBC
Green-tailed Goldenthroat (Polytmus theresiae) ©WikiC
Buffy Hummingbird (Leucippus fallax) ©WikiC
Tumbes Hummingbird (Leucippus baeri) IBC
Spot-throated Hummingbird (Leucippus taczanowskii) ©Drawing WikiC
Olive-spotted Hummingbird (Leucippus chlorocercus) IBC
Many-spotted Hummingbird (Taphrospilus hypostictus) ©Drawing WikiC
White-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia chionogaster) ©WikiC
Green-and-white Hummingbird (Amazilia viridicauda) ©WikiC – Video
Cinnamon Hummingbird (Amazilia rutila) ©WikiC
Buff-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia yucatanensis) by Michael Woodruff
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl) by Judd Patterson
Chestnut-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia castaneiventris) IBC
Amazilia Hummingbird (Amazilia amazilia) IBC
Plain-bellied Emerald (Amazilia leucogaster) IBC
Versicolored Emerald (Amazilia versicolor) by Dario Sanches
White-chested Emerald (Amazilia brevirostris) by Daves BirdingPix – Photo by Ian
Andean Emerald (Amazilia franciae) by Michael Woodruff
White-bellied Emerald (Amazilia candida) ©WikiC
Azure-crowned Hummingbird (Amazilia cyanocephala) ©WikiC
Violet-crowned Hummingbird (Amazilia violiceps) ©WikiC
Green-fronted Hummingbird (Amazilia viridifrons) ©WikiC
Cinnamon-sided Hummingbird (Amazilia wagneri) IBC
Glittering-throated Emerald (Amazilia fimbriata) by Dario Sanches
Sapphire-spangled Emerald (Amazilia lactea) by Dario Sanches
Blue-chested Hummingbird (Amazilia amabilis) ©WikiC
Charming Hummingbird (Amazilia decora) IBC
Purple-chested Hummingbird (Amazilia rosenbergi) IBC
Mangrove Hummingbird (Amazilia boucardi) ©Drawing WikiC
Honduran Emerald (Amazilia luciae) ©WikiC
Steely-vented Hummingbird (Amazilia saucerottei) by Reinier Munguia
Indigo-capped Hummingbird (Amazilia cyanifrons)
Snowy-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia edward) ©WikiC

Berylline Hummingbird (Amazilia beryllina) ©WikiC  ****************
Blue-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia cyanura) IBC
Blue-vented Hummingbird (Amazilia hoffmanni)
Green-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia viridigaster) IBC
Copper-rumped Hummingbird (Amazilia tobaci) by Ian
Snowcap (Microchera albocoronata) by Michael Woodruff
Santa Marta Blossomcrown (Anthocephala floriceps) IBC
Tolima Blossomcrown (Anthocephala berlepschi)
White-vented Plumeleteer (Chalybura buffonii) ©WikiC
Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer (Chalybura urochrysia) by Michael Woodruff
Blue-throated Mountaingem (Lampornis clemenciae) by S Slayton
Amethyst-throated Mountaingem (Lampornis amethystinus) IBC
Green-throated Mountaingem (Lampornis viridipallens) IBC
Green-breasted Mountaingem (Lampornis sybillae) ©WikiC
White-bellied Mountaingem (Lampornis hemileucus) by Michael Woodruff
Purple-throated Mountaingem (Lampornis calolaemus) – Female – both by Ray
White-throated Mountaingem (Lampornis castaneoventris) by Judd Patterson
Grey-tailed Mountaingem (Lampornis cinereicauda) by Reinier Munguia
Xantus’s Hummingbird (Basilinna xantusii) IBC
White-eared Hummingbird (Basilinna leucotis) by Michael Woodruff
Garnet-throated Hummingbird (Lamprolaima rhami) IBC (Wow!)
Speckled Hummingbird (Adelomyia melanogenys) by Ian
Ecuadorian Piedtail (Phlogophilus hemileucurus) IBC
Peruvian Piedtail (Phlogophilus harterti) ©Drawing WikiC
Brazilian Ruby (Clytolaema rubricauda) by Dario Sanches
Velvet-browed Brilliant (Heliodoxa xanthogonys) IBC
Pink-throated Brilliant (Heliodoxa gularis) IBC
Rufous-webbed Brilliant (Heliodoxa branickii) ©Drawing WikiC
Black-throated Brilliant (Heliodoxa schreibersii) ©WikiC
Gould’s Jewelfront (Heliodoxa aurescens) ©WikiC
Fawn-breasted Brilliant (Heliodoxa rubinoides) by Michael Woodruff
Green-crowned Brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula) by Ray
Empress Brilliant (Heliodoxa imperatrix) IBC
Violet-fronted Brilliant (Heliodoxa leadbeateri) ©WikiC
Rivoli’s Hummingbird (Eugenes fulgens) by Ian
Admirable Hummingbird (Eugenes spectabilis)
Scissor-tailed Hummingbird (Hylonympha macrocerca) IBC
Violet-chested Hummingbird (Sternoclyta cyanopectus) IBC
White-tailed Hillstar (Urochroa bougueri) IBC
Buff-tailed Coronet (Boissonneaua flavescens) by Michael Woodruff
Chestnut-breasted Coronet (Boissonneaua matthewsii) IBC
Velvet-purple Coronet (Boissonneaua jardini) IBC
Shining Sunbeam (Aglaeactis cupripennis) by Michael Woodruff
Purple-backed Sunbeam (Aglaeactis aliciae) IBC
White-tufted Sunbeam (Aglaeactis castelnaudii) Oiseaux
Black-hooded Sunbeam (Aglaeactis pamela) IBC
Ecuadorian Hillstar (Oreotrochilus chimborazo) IBC
Andean Hillstar (Oreotrochilus estella) IBC
White-sided Hillstar (Oreotrochilus leucopleurus) IBC
Black-breasted Hillstar (Oreotrochilus melanogaster) IBC
Wedge-tailed Hillstar (Oreotrochilus adela) IBC
Mountain Velvetbreast (Lafresnaya lafresnayi) by Michael Woodruff
Bronzy Inca (Coeligena coeligena) IBC
Brown Inca (Coeligena wilsoni) by Ian
Black Inca (Coeligena prunellei) IBC
Collared Inca (Coeligena torquata) by Ian
White-tailed Starfrontlet (Coeligena phalerata) IBC
Golden-bellied Starfrontlet (Coeligena bonapartei) IBC
Dusky Starfrontlet (Coeligena orina) IBC
Blue-throated Starfrontlet (Coeligena helianthea) IBC
Buff-winged Starfrontlet (Coeligena lutetiae) by Michael Woodruff
Violet-throated Starfrontlet (Coeligena violifer) Oiseaux
Rainbow Starfrontlet (Coeligena iris) Oiseaux
Sword-billed Hummingbird (Ensifera ensifera) by Michael Woodruff – Article
Great Sapphirewing (Pterophanes cyanopterus) by Michael Woodruff
Giant Hummingbird (Patagona gigas) by Michael Woodruff
Green-backed Firecrown (Sephanoides sephaniodes) by Bob-Nan
Juan Fernandez Firecrown (Sephanoides fernandensis) IBC
Orange-throated Sunangel (Heliangelus mavors) IBC
Amethyst-throated Sunangel (Heliangelus amethysticollis) IBC
Longuemare’s Sunangel (Heliangelus clarisse)
Merida Sunangel (Heliangelus spencei)
Gorgeted Sunangel (Heliangelus strophianus) by Ian
Tourmaline Sunangel (Heliangelus exortis) IBC
Flame-throated Sunangel (Heliangelus micraster) Oiseaux
Purple-throated Sunangel (Heliangelus viola) Oiseaux
Royal Sunangel (Heliangelus regalis) IBC
Black-breasted Puffleg (Eriocnemis nigrivestis) IBC
Gorgeted Puffleg (Eriocnemis isabellae) ARKive
Glowing Puffleg (Eriocnemis vestita) WorldBirds
Black-thighed Puffleg (Eriocnemis derbyi) IBC
Turquoise-throated Puffleg (Eriocnemis godini) SuperStock
Coppery-bellied Puffleg (Eriocnemis cupreoventris) IBC
Sapphire-vented Puffleg (Eriocnemis luciani) by Michael Woodruff
Golden-breasted Puffleg (Eriocnemis mosquera) by Michael Woodruff
Blue-capped Puffleg (Eriocnemis glaucopoides) IBC
Colorful Puffleg (Eriocnemis mirabilis) IBC
Emerald-bellied Puffleg (Eriocnemis aline) IBC
Greenish Puffleg (Haplophaedia aureliae) IBC
Buff-thighed Puffleg (Haplophaedia assimilis) WorldBirds
Hoary Puffleg (Haplophaedia lugens) IBC
Purple-bibbed Whitetip (Urosticte benjamini) by Michael Woodruff
Rufous-vented Whitetip (Urosticte ruficrissa) IBC
White-booted Racket-tail (Ocreatus underwoodii) by Michael Woodruff
Peruvian Racket-tail (Ocreatus peruanus)
Rufous-booted Racket-tail (Ocreatus addae)
Black-tailed Trainbearer (Lesbia victoriae) by Michael Woodruff
Green-tailed Trainbearer (Lesbia nuna) IBC
Red-tailed Comet (Sappho sparganurus) IBC (Wow!)
Bronze-tailed Comet (Polyonymus caroli) Video IBC
Black-backed Thornbill (Ramphomicron dorsale) IBC
Purple-backed Thornbill (Ramphomicron microrhynchum) IBC
Bearded Mountaineer (Oreonympha nobilis) IBC
Green Bearded Helmetcrest (Oxypogon guerinii) IBC
Blue-bearded Helmetcrest (Oxypogon cyanolaemus)
White-bearded Helmetcrest (Oxypogon lindeni)
Buffy Helmetcrest (Oxypogon stubelii)
Tyrian Metaltail (Metallura tyrianthina) by Michael Woodruff
Perija Metaltail (Metallura iracunda) Drawing CollinsBirds
Viridian Metaltail (Metallura williami) Oiseaux
Violet-throated Metaltail (Metallura baroni) IBC
Neblina Metaltail (Metallura odomae) IBC
Coppery Metaltail (Metallura theresiae) Oiseaux
Fiery-throated Metaltail (Metallura eupogon) ©©Flickr MGHarvey
Scaled Metaltail (Metallura aeneocauda) IBC
Black Metaltail (Metallura phoebe) Oiseaux
Rufous-capped Thornbill (Chalcostigma ruficeps) IBC
Olivaceous Thornbill (Chalcostigma olivaceum) IBC
Blue-mantled Thornbill (Chalcostigma stanleyi) IBC
Bronze-tailed Thornbill (Chalcostigma heteropogon) IBC
Rainbow-bearded Thornbill (Chalcostigma herrani) by Michael Woodruff
Mountain Avocetbill (Opisthoprora euryptera) WorldBirds
Grey-bellied Comet (Taphrolesbia griseiventris) WorldBirds
Long-tailed Sylph (Aglaiocercus kingii) IBC
Venezuelan Sylph (Aglaiocercus berlepschi) WorldBirds
Violet-tailed Sylph (Aglaiocercus coelestis) by Ian
Hyacinth Visorbearer (Augastes scutatus) IBC
Hooded Visorbearer (Augastes lumachella) IBC (Wow!)
Geoffroy’s Wedgebill (Schistes geoffroyi) IBC
White-throated Wedgebill (Schistes albogularis)
Purple-crowned Fairy (Heliothryx barroti) IBC
Black-eared Fairy (Heliothryx auritus) IBC
Horned Sungem (Heliactin bilophus) IBC
Marvelous Spatuletail (Loddigesia mirabilis) ©Drawing WikiC  – Article
Plain-capped Starthroat (Heliomaster constantii) IBC
Long-billed Starthroat (Heliomaster longirostris) by Daves BirdingPix
Stripe-breasted Starthroat (Heliomaster squamosus) IBC
Blue-tufted Starthroat (Heliomaster furcifer) IBC
Oasis Hummingbird (Rhodopis vesper) IBC
Peruvian Sheartail (Thaumastura cora) IBC
Sparkling-tailed Woodstar (Tilmatura dupontii) IBC
Slender Sheartail (Doricha enicura) IBC
Mexican Sheartail (Doricha eliza) IBC
Amethyst Woodstar (Calliphlox amethystina) by Dario Sanches
Bahama Woodstar (Calliphlox evelynae) IBC
Inagua Woodstar (Calliphlox lyrura)
Magenta-throated Woodstar (Calliphlox bryantae) IBC
Purple-throated Woodstar (Calliphlox mitchellii) by Ian
Slender-tailed Woodstar (Microstilbon burmeisteri) IBC
Lucifer Sheartail (Calothorax lucifer) by Michael Woodruff
Beautiful Sheartail (Calothorax pulcher) IBC
Vervain Hummingbird (Mellisuga minima) ©WikiC
Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae) IBC
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) by Ray
Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) by Michael Woodruff
Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) by Ian – Article
Costa’s Hummingbird (Calypte costae) by Bob-Nan
Bumblebee Hummingbird (Atthis heloisa) Oiseaux
Wine-throated Hummingbird (Atthis ellioti) IBC
Purple-collared Woodstar (Myrtis fanny) by M Woodruff
Chilean Woodstar (Eulidia yarrellii) Video IBC
Short-tailed Woodstar (Myrmia micrura) Oiseaux
White-bellied Woodstar (Chaetocercus mulsant) Oiseaux
Little Woodstar (Chaetocercus bombus) IBC
Gorgeted Woodstar (Chaetocercus heliodor) IBC
Santa Marta Woodstar (Chaetocercus astreans) IBC
Esmeraldas Woodstar (Chaetocercus berlepschi) IBC
Rufous-shafted Woodstar (Chaetocercus jourdanii) IBC
Broad-tailed Hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus) by S Slayton
Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) by Africaddict
Allen’s Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin) ©USFWS
Volcano Hummingbird (Selasphorus flammula) by Raymond Barlow
Glow-throated Hummingbird (Selasphorus ardens) IBC
Scintillant Hummingbird (Selasphorus scintilla) by Ian – Article
Calliope Hummingbird (Selasphorus calliope) IBC

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Hummingbirds are birds that comprise the family Trochilidae. They are among the smallest of birds, most species measuring in the 3–5 in (7.5–13 cm) range. Indeed, the smallest extant bird species is a hummingbird, the 5-cm Bee Hummingbird. They hover in mid-air by rapidly flapping their wings 12–80 times per second (depending on the species). They are known as hummingbirds because of the humming sound created by their beating wings, which sometimes sounds like bees or other insects. To conserve energy while they sleep or when food is scarce, they have the ability to go into a hibernation-like state (torpor) where their metabolic rate is slowed to 1/15th of its normal rate. When the nights get colder, their body temperature can drop significantly and thus slow down their heart and breathing rate, thus burning much less energy overnight. As the day heats back up, the hummingbird’s body temperature will come back up and they resume their normal activity.  They are also the only group of birds with the ability to fly backward. They can fly at speeds exceeding 15 m/s (54 km/h; 34 mph). Individuals from some species of hummingbirds weigh less than a penny. (Wikipedia with editing)

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Fiery-throated hummingbirds by Ray’s Wildlife Photography, one of our photographers.

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