Hummingbird Species List (A-Z)

Species Alphabetized by Common Name

Ruby-throated hummingbird sitting on twig with beak open

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There are more than 300 different hummingbird species in the world, though the exact number of species is often debated based on subspecies and accepted divisions between closely related birds. To make it even more confusing, many birds often have different common names in their local regions, particularly for wide-ranging species. When referring to hummingbirds, it is often useful to know both the common and scientific (genus and species) names to prevent confusion between similar species.

Alphabetical List of Hummingbird Species

Sorted by Common Name

* - Regularly breeds in North America; complete migrant in the winter
** - Rare visitor to North America; may have occasional rare nests
*** - Year-round resident in North America; summer range may be even larger

A

  • *Allen's Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin)
  • Amazilia Hummingbird (Amazilis amazilia)
  • Amethyst Woodstar (Calliphlox amethystina)
  • Amethyst-Throated Mountaingem (Lampornis amethystinus)
  • Amethyst-Throated Sunangel (Heliangelus amethysticollis)
  • Andean Emerald (Uranomitra franciae)
  • Andean Hillstar (Oreotrochilus estella)
  • ***Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)
  • Antillean Crested (Orthorhyncus cristatus)
  • Antillean Mango (Anthracothorax dominicus)
  • Azure-Crowned Hummingbird (Agyrtria cyanocephala)

B

  • Bahama Woodstar (Nesophlox evelynae)
  • Band-Tailed Barbthroat (Threnetes ruckeri)
  • Bearded Mountaineer (Oreonympha nobilis)
  • Beautiful Sheartail (Calothorax pulcher)
  • Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae)
  • **Berylline Hummingbird (Saucerottia beryllina)
  • Black Inca (Coeligena prunellei)
  • Black Jacobin (Florisuga fusca)
  • Black Metaltail (Metallura phoebe)
  • Black-Backed Thornbill (Ramphomicron dorsale)
  • Black-Bellied Hummingbird (Eupherusa nigriventris)
  • Black-Bellied Thorntail (Discosura langsdorffi)
  • Black-Billed Streamertail (Trochilus scitulus)
  • Black-Breasted Hillstar (Oreotrochilus melanogaster)
  • Black-Breasted Puffleg (Eriocnemis nigrivestis)
  • *Black-Chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri)
  • Black-Crested Coquette (Lophornis helenae)
  • Black-Eared Fairy (Heliothryx auritus)
  • Black-Hooded Sunbeam (Aglaeactis pamela)
  • Black-Tailed Trainbearer (Lesbia victoriae)
  • Black-Thighed Puffleg (Eriocnemis derbyi)
  • Black-Throated Brilliant (Heliodoxa schreibersii)
  • Black-Throated Hermit (Phaethornis atrimentalis)
  • Black-Throated Mango (Anthracothorax nigricollis)
  • Blue-Capped Hummingbird (Eupherusa cyanophrys)
  • Blue-Capped Puffleg (Eriocnemis glaucopoides)
  • Blue-Chested Hummingbird (Polyerata amabilis)
  • Blue-Chinned Sapphire (Chlorestes notata)
  • Blue-Fronted Lancebill (Doryfera johannae)
  • Blue-Headed Hummingbird (Riccordia bicolor)
  • Blue-Headed Sapphire (Chrysuronia grayi)
  • Blue-Mantled Thornbill (Chalcostigma stanleyi)
  • Blue-Tailed Emerald (Chlorostilbon mellisugus)
  • Blue-Tailed Hummingbird (Saucerottia cyanura)
  • Blue-Throated Goldentail (Chlorestes eliciae)
  • **Blue-Throated Mountaingem (Lampornis clemenciae)
  • Blue-Throated Starfrontlet (Coeligena helianthea)
  • Blue-Tufted Starthroat (Heliomaster furcifer)
  • Brazilian Ruby (Clytolaema rubricauda)
  • *Broad-Billed Hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris)
  • *Broad-Tailed Hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus)
  • Broad-Tipped Hermit (Anopetia gounellei)
  • Bronze-Tailed Comet (Polyonymus caroli)
  • Bronze-Tailed Plumeleteer (Chalybura urochrysia)
  • Bronze-Tailed Thornbill (Chalcostigma heteropogon)
  • Bronzy Hermit (Glaucis aeneus)
  • Bronzy Inca (Coeligena coeligena)
  • Brown Inca (Coeligena wilsoni)
  • Brown Violetear (Colibri delphinae)
  • Buff-Bellied Hermit (Phaethornis subochraceus)
  • ***Buff-Bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia yucatanensis)
  • Buff-Breasted Sabrewing (Campylopterus duidae)
  • Buff-Tailed Coronet (Boissonneaua flavescens)
  • Buff-Tailed Sicklebill (Eutoxeres condamini)
  • Buff-Thighed Puffleg (Haplophaedia assimilis)
  • Buff-Winged Starfrontlet (Coeligena lutetiae)
  • Buffy Hummingbird (Leucippus fallax)
  • Bumblebee Hummingbird (Selasphorus heloisa)

C

  • *Calliope Hummingbird (Selasphorus calliope)
  • Canivet's Emerald (Cynanthus canivetii)
  • Charming Hummingbird (Polyerata decora)
  • Chestnut-Bellied Hummingbird (Saucerottia castaneiventris)
  • Chestnut-Breasted Coronet (Boissonneaua matthewsii)
  • Chilean Woodstar (Eulidia yarrellii)
  • Chiribiquete Emerald (Chlorostilbon olivaresi)
  • Cinnamon Hummingbird (Amazilia rutila)
  • Cinnamon-Throated Hermit (Phaethornis nattereri)
  • Collared Inca (Coeligena torquata)
  • Colorful Puffleg (Eriocnemis mirabilis)
  • Copper-Rumped Hummingbird (Saucerottia tobaci)
  • Coppery Emerald (Chlorostilbon russatus)
  • Coppery Metaltail (Metallura theresiae)
  • Coppery Thorntail (Discosura letitiae)
  • Coppery-Bellied Puffleg (Eriocnemis cupreoventris)
  • Coppery-Headed Emerald (Microchera cupreiceps)
  • Coppery-Naped Puffleg (Eriocnemis sapphiropygia)
  • ***Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae)
  • Cozumel Emerald (Cynanthus forficatus)
  • Crimson Topaz (Topaza pella)
  • Cuban Emerald (Riccordia ricordii)

D

  • Dot-Eared Coquette (Lophornis gouldii)
  • Dusky Hummingbird (Phaeoptila sordida)
  • Dusky-Throated Hermit (Phaethornis squalidus)

E

  • Ecuadorian Hillstar (Oreotrochilus chimborazo)
  • Ecuadorian Piedtail (Phlogophilus hemileucurus)
  • Emerald-Bellied Puffleg (Eriocnemis aline)
  • Emerald-Chinned Hummingbird (Abeillia abeillei)
  • Empress Brilliant (Heliodoxa imperatrix)
  • Esmeraldas Woodstar (Chaetocercus berlepschi)

F

  • Fawn-Breasted Brilliant (Heliodoxa rubinoides)
  • Festive Coquette (Lophornis chalybeus)
  • Fiery Topaz (Topaza pyra)
  • Fiery-Tailed Awlbill (Avocettula recurvirostris)
  • Fiery-Throated Hummingbird (Panterpe insignis)
  • Fiery-Throated Metaltail (Metallura eupogon)
  • Fork-Tailed Woodnymph (Thalurania furcata)
  • Frilled Coquette (Lophornis magnificus)

G

  • Garden Emerald (Chlorostilbon assimilis)
  • Garnet-Throated Hummingbird (Lamprolaima rhami)
  • Giant Hummingbird (Patagona gigas)
  • Gilded Sapphire (Hylocharis chrysura)
  • Glittering-Bellied Emerald (Chlorostilbon aureoventris)
  • Glittering-Throated Emerald (Chionomesa fimbriata)
  • Glowing Puffleg (Eriocnemis vestitus)
  • Glow-Throated Hummingbird (Selasphorus ardens)
  • Golden Starfrontlet (Coeligena eos)
  • Golden-Bellied Starfrontlet (Coeligena bonapartei)
  • Golden-Breasted Puffleg (Eriocnemis mosquera)
  • Golden-Crowned Emerald (Chlorostilbon auriceps)
  • Golden-Tailed Sapphire (Chrysuronia oenone)
  • Gorgeted Puffleg (Eriocnemis isabellae)
  • Gorgeted Sunangel (Heliangelus strophianus)
  • Gorgeted Woodstar (Chaetocercus heliodor)
  • Gould's Inca (Coeligena inca)
  • Gould's Jewelfront (Heliodoxa aurescens)
  • Gray-Bellied Comet (Taphrolesbia griseiventris)
  • Gray-Breasted Sabrewing (Campylopterus largipennis)
  • Gray-Chinned Hermit (Phaethornis griseogularis)
  • Gray-Tailed Mountaingem (Lampornis cinereicauda)
  • Great Sapphirewing (Pterophanes cyanopterus)
  • Great-Billed Hermit (Phaethornis malaris)
  • Green Hermit (Phaethornis guy)
  • Green Mango (Anthracothorax viridis)
  • Green Thorntail (Discosura conversii)
  • Green-and-White Hummingbird (Elliotomyia viridicauda)
  • Green-Backed Firecrown (Sephanoides sephaniodes)
  • Green-Bearded Helmetcrest (Oxypogon guerinii)
  • Green-Bellied Hummingbird (Saucerottia viridigaster)
  • **Green-Breasted Mango (Anthracothorax prevostii)
  • Green-Breasted Mountaingem (Lampornis sybillae)
  • Green-Crowned Brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula)
  • Green-Crowned Plovercrest (Stephanoxis lalandi)
  • Green-Crowned Woodnymph (Thalurania fannyi)
  • Green-Fronted Hummingbird (Leucolia viridifrons)
  • Green-Fronted Lancebill (Doryfera ludovicae)
  • Green-Headed Hillstar (Oreotrochilus stolzmanni)
  • Greenish Puffleg (Haplophaedia aureliae)
  • Green-Tailed Emerald (Chlorostilbon alice)
  • Green-Tailed Goldenthroat (Polytmus theresiae)
  • Green-Tailed Trainbearer (Lesbia nuna)
  • Green-Throated Carib (Eulampis holosericeus)
  • Green-Throated Mango (Anthracothorax viridigula)
  • Green-Throated Mountaingem (Lampornis viridipallens)

H

  • Hispaniolan Emerald (Riccordia swainsonii)
  • Hoary Puffleg (Haplophaedia lugens)
  • Honduran Emerald (Amazilia luciae)
  • Hooded Visorbearer (Augastes lumachella)
  • Hook-Billed Hermit (Glaucis dohrnii)
  • Horned Sungem (Heliactin bilophus)
  • Hyacinth Visorbearer (Augastes scutatus)

I

  • Indigo-Capped Hummingbird (Saucerottia cyanifrons)

J

  • Jamaican Mango (Anthracothorax mango)
  • Juan Fernández Firecrown (Sephanoides fernandensis)

K

  • Koepcke's Hermit (Phaethornis koepckeae)

L

  • Lazuline Sabrewing (Campylopterus falcatus)
  • Little Hermit (Phaethornis longuemareus)
  • Little Sunangel (Heliangelus micraster)
  • Little Woodstar (Chaetocercus bombus)
  • Loja Hummingbird (Amazilis alticola)
  • Long-Billed Hermit (Phaethornis longirostris)
  • Long-Billed Starthroat (Heliomaster longirostris)
  • Long-Tailed Hermit (Phaethornis superciliosus)
  • Long-Tailed Sabrewing (Pampa excellens)
  • Long-Tailed Sylph (Aglaiocercus kingii)
  • Long-Tailed Woodnymph (Thalurania watertonii)
  • Longuemare's Sunangel (Heliangelus clarisse)
  • **Lucifer Sheartail (Calothorax lucifer)

M

  • Magenta-Throated Woodstar (Calliphlox bryantae)
  • *Magnificent Hummingbird (Eugenes fulgens)
  • Mangrove Hummingbird (Polyerata boucardi)
  • Many-Spotted Hummingbird (Leucippus hypostictus)
  • Maranhao Hermit (Phaethornis (nattereri) maranhaoensis)
  • Marvelous Spatuletail (Loddigesia mirabilis)
  • Mexican Sheartail (Doricha eliza)
  • **Mexican Violetear (Colibri thalassinus)
  • Mexican Woodnymph (Thalurania ridgwayi)
  • Minute Hermit (Phaethornis idaliae)
  • Mountain Avocetbill (Opisthoprora euryptera)
  • Mountain Velvetbreast (Lafresnaya lafresnayi)

N

  • Napo Sabrewing (Campylopterus villaviscensio)
  • Narrow-Tailed Emerald (Chlorostilbon stenurus)
  • Neblina Metaltail (Metallura odomae)
  • Needle-Billed Hermit (Phaethornis philippii)

O

  • Oasis Hummingbird (Rhodopis vesper)
  • Olivaceous Thornbill (Chalcostigma olivaceum)
  • Olive-Spotted Hummingbird (Talaphorus chlorocercus)
  • Orange-Throated Sunangel (Heliangelus mavors)

P

  • Pale-Bellied Hermit (Phaethornis anthophilus)
  • Pale-Tailed Barbthroat (Threnetes leucurus)
  • Peacock Coquette (Lophornis pavoninus)
  • Perija Metaltail (Metallura iracunda)
  • Peruvian Piedtail (Phlogophilus harterti)
  • Peruvian Sheartail (Thaumastura cora)
  • Pink-Throated Brilliant (Heliodoxa gularis)
  • Plain-Bellied Emerald (Chrysuronia leucogaster)
  • **Plain-Capped Starthroat (Heliomaster constantii)
  • Planalto Hermit (Phaethornis pretrei)
  • Puerto Rican Emerald (Chlorostilbon maugaeus)
  • Purple-Backed Sunbeam (Aglaeactis aliciae)
  • Purple-Backed Thornbill (Ramphomicron microrhynchum)
  • Purple-Bibbed Whitetip (Urosticte benjamini)
  • Purple-Chested Hummingbird (Polyerata rosenbergi)
  • Purple-Collared Woodstar (Myrtis fanny)
  • Purple-Crowned Fairy (Heliothryx barroti)
  • Purple-Throated Carib (Eulampis jugularis)
  • Purple-Throated Mountaingem (Lampornis calolaema)
  • Purple-Throated Sunangel (Heliangelus viola)
  • Purple-Throated Woodstar (Philodice mitchellii)

R

  • Racket-Tailed Coquette (Discosura longicaudus)
  • Rainbow Starfrontlet (Coeligena iris)
  • Rainbow-Bearded Thornbill (Chalcostigma herrani)
  • Red-Billed Streamertail (Trochilus polytmus)
  • Reddish Hermit (Phaethornis ruber)
  • Red-Tailed Comet (Sappho sparganurus)
  • Rondonia Emerald (Amazilia rondoniae)
  • Royal Sunangel (Heliangelus regalis)
  • *Ruby-Throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)
  • Ruby-Topaz Hummingbird (Chrysolampis mosquitus)
  • *Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus)
  • Rufous Sabrewing (Pampa rufa)
  • Rufous-Breasted Hermit (Glaucis hirsutus)
  • Rufous-Breasted Sabrewing (Campylopterus hyperythrus)
  • Rufous-Capped Thornbill (Chalcostigma ruficeps)
  • Rufous-Cheeked Hummingbird (Goethalsia bella)
  • Rufous-Crested Coquette (Lophornis delattrei)
  • Rufous-Shafted Woodstar (Chaetocercus jourdanii)
  • Rufous-Tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl)
  • Rufous-Throated Sapphire (Hylocharis sapphirina)
  • Rufous-Vented Whitetip (Urosticte ruficrissa)
  • Rufous-Webbed Brilliant (Heliodoxa branickii)

S

  • Santa Marta Blossomcrown (Anthocephala floriceps)
  • Santa Marta Sabrewing (Campylopterus phainopeplus)
  • Santa Marta Woodstar (Chaetocercus astreans)
  • Sapphire-Bellied Hummingbird (Chrysuronia lilliae)
  • Sapphire-Spangled Emerald (Polyerata lactea)
  • Sapphire-Throated Hummingbird (Lepidopyga coeruleogularis)
  • Sapphire-Vented Puffleg (Eriocnemis luciani)
  • Saw-Billed Hermit (Ramphodon naevius)
  • Scaled Metaltail (Metallura aeneocauda)
  • Scale-Throated Hermit (Phaethornis eurynome)
  • Scaly-Breasted Hummingbird (Phaeochroa cuvierii)
  • Scintillant Hummingbird (Selasphorus scintilla)
  • Scissor-Tailed Hummingbird (Hylonympha macrocerca)
  • Shining Sunbeam (Aglaeactis cupripennis)
  • Shining-Green Hummingbird (Chrysuronia goudoti)
  • Short-Crested Coquette (Lophornis brachylophus)
  • Short-Tailed Emerald (Chlorostilbon poortmani)
  • Short-Tailed Woodstar (Myrmia micrura)
  • Slender Sheartail (Doricha enicura)
  • Slender-Tailed Woodstar (Microstilbon burmeisteri)
  • Snowcap (Microchera albocoronata)
  • Snowy-Bellied Hummingbird (Saucerottia edward)
  • Sombre Hummingbird (Eupetomena cirrochloris)
  • Sooty Barbthroat (Threnetes niger)
  • Sooty-Capped Hermit (Phaethornis augusti)
  • Spangled Coquette (Lophornis stictolophus)
  • Sparkling Violetear (Colibri coruscans)
  • Sparkling-Tailed Woodstar Hummingbird (Tilmatura dupontii)
  • Speckled Hummingbird (Adelomyia melanogenys)
  • Spot-Throated Hummingbird (Thaumasius taczanowskii)
  • Steely-Vented Hummingbird (Saucerottia saucerrottei)
  • Straight-Billed Hermit (Phaethornis bourcieri)
  • Streak-Throated Hermit (Phaethornis rupurumii)
  • Stripe-Breasted Starthroat (Heliomaster squamosus)
  • Stripe-Tailed Hummingbird (Eupherusa eximia)
  • Stripe-Throated Hermit (Phaethornis striigularis)
  • Swallow-Tailed Hummingbird (Eupetomena macroura)
  • Sword-Billed Hummingbird (Ensifera ensifera)

T

  • Tawny-Bellied Hermit (Thaumasius syrmatophorus)
  • Tepui Goldenthroat (Polytmus milleri)
  • Tooth-Billed Hummingbird (Androdon aequatorialis)
  • Tourmaline Sunangel (Heliangelus exortis)
  • Tufted Coquette (Lophornis ornatus)
  • Tumbes Hummingbird (Leucippus baeri)
  • Turquoise-Throated Puffleg (Eriocnemis godini)
  • Tyrian Metaltail (Metallura tyrianthina)

V

  • Velvet-Browed Brilliant (Heliodoxa xanthogonys)
  • Velvet-Purple Coronet (Boissonneaua jardini)
  • Venezuelan Sylph (Aglaiocercus berlepschi)
  • Veraguan Mango (Anthracothorax veraguensis)
  • Versicolored Emerald (Chrysuronia versicolor)
  • Vervain Hummingbird (Mellisuga minima)
  • Violet Sabrewing (Campylopterus hemileucurus)
  • Violet-Bellied Hummingbird (Chlorestes julie)
  • Violet-Capped Hummingbird (Goldmania violiceps)
  • Violet-Capped Woodnymph (Thalurania glaucopis)
  • Violet-Chested Hummingbird (Sternoclyta cyanopectus)
  • **Violet-Crowned Hummingbird (Leucolia violiceps)
  • Violet-Crowned Woodnymph (Thalurania colombica)
  • Violet-Fronted Brilliant (Heliodoxa leadbeateri)
  • Violet-Headed Hummingbird (Klais guimeti)
  • Violet-Tailed Sylph (Aglaiocercus coelestis)
  • Violet-Throated Metaltail (Metallura baroni)
  • Violet-Throated Starfrontlet (Coeligena violifer)
  • Viridian Metaltail (Metallura williami)
  • Volcano Hummingbird (Selasphorus flammula)

W

  • Wedge-Billed Hummingbird (Augastes geoffroyi)
  • Wedge-Tailed Hillstar (Oreotrochilus adela)
  • Wedge-Tailed Sabrewing (Campylopterus curvipennis)
  • White-Bearded Hermit (Phaethornis hispidus)
  • White-Bellied Emerald (Chlorestes candida)
  • White-Bellied Hummingbird (Leucippus chionogaster)
  • White-Bellied Mountaingem (Lampornis hemileucus)
  • White-Bellied Woodstar (Chaetocercus mulsant)
  • White-Booted Racket-tail (Ocreatus underwoodii)
  • White-Browed Hermit (Phaethornis stuarti)
  • White-Chested Emerald (Agyrtria brevirostris)
  • White-Chinned Sapphire (Chlorestes cyanus)
  • White-Crested Coquette (Lophornis adorabilis)
  • **White-Eared Hummingbird (Basilinna leucotis)
  • White-Necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora)
  • White-Sided Hillstar (Oreotrochilus leucopleurus)
  • White-Tailed Emerald (Microchera chionura)
  • White-Tailed Goldenthroat (Polytmus guainumbi)
  • White-Tailed Hillstar (Urochroa bougueri)
  • White-Tailed Hummingbird (Eupherusa poliocerca)
  • White-Tailed Sabrewing (Campylopterus ensipennis)
  • White-Tailed Starfrontlet (Coeligena phalerata)
  • White-Throated Hummingbird (Leucochloris albicollis)
  • White-Throated Mountaingem (Lampornis castaneoventris)
  • White-Tipped Sicklebill (Eutoxeres aquila)
  • White-Tufted Sunbeam (Aglaeactis castelnaudii)
  • White-Vented Plumeleteer (Chalybura buffonii)
  • White-Vented Violetear (Colibri serrirostris)
  • White-Whiskered Hermit (Phaethornis yaruqui)
  • Wine-Throated Hummingbird (Selasphorus ellioti)
  • Wire-Crested Thorntail (Discosura popelairii)

X

  • **Xantus's Hummingbird (Basilinna xantusii)

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