List of hummingbirds

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This is a list of the 357 hummingbird species recognized by the International Ornithological Congress (IOC) as of January 2019.[1]. Two extinct species known only from 19th century specimens are included. It is sortable alphabetically by common name, alphabetically by binomial name, or by taxonomic sequence.

Antillean crested hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus
Black-throated mango Anthracothorax nigricollis
Blue-chinned sapphire Chlorestes notata
Blue-headed hummingbird Cyanophaia bicolor
Broad-billed hummingbird Cynanthus latirostris
Brown violetear Colibri delphinae
Buff-tailed coronet Boissonneaua flavescens
Chestnut-breasted coronet Boissonneaua matthewsii
Costa's hummingbird Calypte costae
Jamaican mango Anthracothorax mango
Purple-throated carib Eulampis jugularis
Red-billed streamertail Trochilus polytmus
Ruby-topaz hummingbird Chrysolampis mosquitus
Rufous-breasted hermit Glaucis hirsutus
Vervain hummingbird Mellisuga minima
White-necked Jacobin Florisuga mellivora
Common name Binomial name IOC sequence
Allen's hummingbird Selasphorus sasin 353
Amazilia hummingbird Amazilia amazilia 162
Amethyst woodstar Calliphlox amethystina 326
Amethyst-throated mountaingem Lampornis amethystinus 193
Amethyst-throated sunangel Heliangelus amethysticollis 252
Andean emerald Amazilia franciae 166
Andean hillstar Oreotrochilus estella 230
Anna's hummingbird Calypte anna 338
Antillean crested hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus 77
Antillean mango Anthracothorax dominicus 68
Azure-crowned hummingbird Amazilia cyanocephala 168
Bahama woodstar Calliphlox evelynae 327
Band-tailed barbthroat Threnetes ruckeri 7
Bearded mountaineer Oreonympha nobilis 285
Beautiful sheartail Calothorax pulcher 333
Bee hummingbird Mellisuga helenae 335
Berylline hummingbird Amazilia beryllina 182
Black inca Coeligena prunellei 237
Black jacobin Florisuga fusca 58
Black metaltail Metallura phoebe 298
Black-backed thornbill Ramphomicron dorsale 283
Black-bellied hummingbird Eupherusa nigriventris 124
Black-bellied thorntail Discosura langsdorffi 93
Black-billed streamertail Trochilus scitulus 98
Black-breasted hillstar Oreotrochilus melanogaster 232
Black-breasted puffleg Eriocnemis nigrivestis 260
Black-chinned hummingbird Archilochus alexandri 337
Black-crested coquette Lophornis helenae 90
Black-eared fairy Heliothryx auritus 314
Black-hooded sunbeam Aglaeactis pamela 228
Black-tailed trainbearer Lesbia victoriae 279
Black-thighed puffleg Eriocnemis derbyi 263
Black-throated brilliant Heliodoxa schreibersii 210
Black-throated hermit Phaethornis atrimentalis 34
Black-throated mango Anthracothorax nigricollis 66
Blue-bearded helmetcrest Oxypogon cyanolaemus 287
Blue-capped puffleg Eriocnemis glaucopoides 268
Blue-chested hummingbird Amazilia amabilis 174
Blue-chinned sapphire Chlorestes notata 99
Blue-fronted lancebill Doryfera johannae 40
Blue-headed hummingbird Cyanophaia bicolor 130
Blue-headed sapphire Hylocharis grayi 144
Blue-mantled thornbill Chalcostigma stanleyi 301
Blue-tailed emerald Chlorostilbon mellisugus 104
Blue-tailed hummingbird Amazilia cyanura 183
Blue-throated sapphire Hylocharis eliciae 140
Blue-throated mountaingem Lampornis clemenciae 192
Blue-throated starfrontlet Coeligena helianthea 242
Blue-tufted starthroat Heliomaster furcifer 320
Blue-vented hummingbird Amazilia hoffmanni 184
Brace's emerald (extinct) Chlorostilbon bracei 110
Brazilian ruby Clytolaema rubricauda 206
Broad-billed hummingbird Cynanthus latirostris 128
Broad-tailed hummingbird Selasphorus platycercus 351
Broad-tipped hermit Anopetia gounellei 10
Bronze-tailed comet Polyonymus caroli 282
Bronze-tailed plumeleteer Chalybura urochrysia 191
Bronze-tailed thornbill Chalcostigma heteropogon 302
Bronzy hermit Glaucis aeneus 6
Bronzy inca Coeligena coeligena 235
Brown inca Coeligena wilsoni 236
Brown violetear Colibri delphinae 59
Buff-bellied hermit Phaethornis subochraceus 26
Buff-bellied hummingbird Amazilia yucatanensis 159
Buff-breasted sabrewing Campylopterus duidae 54
Buff-tailed coronet Boissonneaua flavescens 222
Buff-tailed sicklebill Eutoxeres condamini 3
Buff-thighed puffleg Haplophaedia assimilis 272
Buff-winged starfrontlet Coeligena lutetiae 243
Buffy helmetcrest Oxypogon stubelii 289
Buffy hummingbird Leucippus fallax 151
Bumblebee hummingbird Atthis heloisa 340
Calliope hummingbird Selasphorus calliope 357
Canivet's emerald Chlorostilbon canivetii 102
Charming hummingbird Amazilia decora 175
Chestnut-bellied hummingbird Amazilia castaneiventris 161
Chestnut-breasted coronet Boissonneaua matthewsii 223
Chilean woodstar Eulidia yarrellii 343
Chiribiquete emerald Chlorostilbon olivaresi 107
Cinnamon hummingbird Amazilia rutila 158
Cinnamon-sided hummingbird Amazilia wagneri 171
Cinnamon-throated hermit Phaethornis nattereri 31
Collared inca Coeligena torquata 238
Colorful puffleg Eriocnemis mirabilis 269
Copper-rumped hummingbird Amazilia tobaci 186
Coppery emerald Chlorostilbon russatus 114
Coppery metaltail Metallura theresiae 295
Coppery-bellied puffleg Eriocnemis cupreoventris 265
Coppery-headed emerald Elvira cupreiceps 120
Costa's hummingbird Calypte costae 339
Cozumel emerald Chlorostilbon forficatus 101
Crimson topaz Topaza pella 72
Crowned woodnymph Thalurania colombica 132
Cuban emerald Chlorostilbon ricordii 111
Curve-winged sabrewing Campylopterus curvipennis 42
Dot-eared coquette Lophornis gouldii 83
Doubleday's hummingbird Cynanthus doubledayi 129
Dry-forest sabrewing Campylopterus calcirupicola 46
Dusky hummingbird Cynanthus sordidus 127
Dusky starfrontlet Coeligena orina 241
Dusky-throated hermit Phaethornis squalidus 27
Ecuadorian hillstar Oreotrochilus chimborazo 229
Ecuadorian piedtail Phlogophilus hemileucurus 204
Emerald-bellied puffleg Eriocnemis aline 270
Emerald-chinned hummingbird Abeillia abeillei 81
Empress brilliant Heliodoxa imperatrix 214
Esmeraldas woodstar Chaetocercus berlepschi 349
Fawn-breasted brilliant Heliodoxa rubinoides 212
Festive coquette Lophornis chalybeus 88
Fiery topaz Topaza pyra 73
Fiery-tailed awlbill Avocettula recurvirostris 71
Fiery-throated hummingbird Panterpe insignis 118
Fire-throated metaltail Metallura eupogon 296
Flame-throated sunangel Heliangelus micrastur 257
Fork-tailed woodnymph Thalurania furcata 133
Frilled coquette Lophornis magnificus 84
Garden emerald Chlorostilbon assimilis 103
Garnet-throated hummingbird Lamprolaima rhami 202
Geoffroy's wedgebill Schistes geoffroyi 311
Giant hummingbird Patagona gigas 248
Gilded sapphire Hylocharis chrysura 143
Glittering-bellied emerald Chlorostilbon lucidus 108
Glittering-throated emerald Amazilia fimbriata 172
Glowing puffleg Eriocnemis vestita 262
Glow-throated hummingbird Selasphorus ardens 355
Golden-bellied starfrontlet Coeligena bonapartei 240
Golden-breasted puffleg Eriocnemis mosquera 267
Golden-crowned emerald Chlorostilbon auriceps 100
Golden-tailed sapphire Chrysuronia oenone 146
Gorgeted puffleg Eriocnemis isabellae 261
Gorgeted sunangel Heliangelus strophianus 255
Gorgeted woodstar Chaetocercus heliodor 347
Gould's emerald (extinct) Chlorostilbon elegans 109
Gould's jewelfront Heliodoxa aurescens 211
Great sapphirewing Pterophanes cyanopterus 247
Great-billed hermit Phaethornis malaris 17
Green hermit Phaethornis guy 12
Green mango Anthracothorax viridis 69
Green thorntail Discosura conversii 95
Green-and-white hummingbird Amazilia viridicauda 157
Green-backed firecrown Sephanoides sephaniodes 249
Green-backed hillstar Urochroa leucura 221
Green-bearded helmetcrest Oxypogon guerinii 286
Green-bellied hummingbird Amazilia viridigaster 185
Green-breasted mango Anthracothorax prevostii 65
Green-breasted mountaingem Lampornis sybillae 195
Green-crowned brilliant Heliodoxa jacula 213
Green-crowned plovercrest Stephanoxis lalandi 79
Green-fronted hummingbird Amazilia viridifrons 170
Green-fronted lancebill Doryfera ludovicae 39
Greenish puffleg Haplophaedia aureliae 271
Green-tailed emerald Chlorostilbon alice 116
Green-tailed goldenthroat Polytmus theresiae 150
Green-tailed trainbearer Lesbia nuna 280
Green-throated carib Eulampis holosericeus 75
Green-throated mango Anthracothorax viridigula 64
Green-throated mountaingem Lampornis viridipallens 194
Grey-bellied comet Taphrolesbia griseiventris 305
Grey-breasted sabrewing Campylopterus largipennis 45
Grey-chinned hermit Phaethornis griseogularis 37
Grey-tailed mountaingem Lampornis cinereicauda 199
Hispaniolan emerald Chlorostilbon swainsonii 112
Hoary puffleg Haplophaedia lugens 273
Honduran emerald Amazilia luciae 178
Hooded visorbearer Augastes lumachella 310
Hook-billed hermit Glaucis dohrnii 4
Horned sungem Heliactin bilophus 315
Humboldt's sapphire Hylocharis humboldtii 145
Hyacinth visorbearer Augastes scutatus 309
Inagua woodstar Calliphlox lyrura 328
Indigo-capped hummingbird Amazilia cyanifrons 180
Jamaican mango Anthracothorax mango 70
Juan Fernandez firecrown Sephanoides fernandensis 250
Koepcke's hermit Phaethornis koepckeae 19
Lazuline sabrewing Campylopterus falcatus 51
Lesser violetear Colibri cyanotus 61
Little hermit Phaethornis longuemareus 29
Letitia's thorntail Discosura letitiae 94
Little woodstar Chaetocercus bombus 346
Long-billed hermit Phaethornis longirostris 14
Long-billed starthroat Heliomaster longirostris 318
Long-tailed hermit Phaethornis superciliosus 16
Long-tailed sabrewing Campylopterus excellens 44
Long-tailed sylph Aglaiocercus kingi 306
Long-tailed woodnymph Thalurania watertonii 134
Longuemare's sunangel Heliangelus clarisse 253
Lucifer sheartail Calothorax lucifer 332
Magenta-throated woodstar Calliphlox bryantae 329
Mangrove hummingbird Amazilia boucardi 177
Many-spotted hummingbird Taphrospilus hypostictus 155
Marvellous spatuletail Loddigesia mirabilis 316
Merida sunangel Heliangelus spencei 254
Mexican hermit Phaethornis mexicanus 15
Mexican sheartail Doricha eliza 325
Mexican violetear Colibri thalassinus 60
Mexican woodnymph Thalurania ridgwayi 131
Minute hermit Phaethornis idaliae 30
Mountain avocetbill Opisthoprora euryptera 304
Mountain velvetbreast Lafresnaya lafresnayi 234
Napo sabrewing Campylopterus villaviscensio 53
Narrow-tailed emerald Chlorostilbon stenurus 115
Neblina metaltail Metallura odomae 294
Needle-billed hermit Phaethornis philippii 20
Oasis hummingbird Rhodopis vesper 321
Oaxaca hummingbird Eupherusa cyanophrys 121
Olivaceous thornbill Chalcostigma olivaceum 300
Olive-spotted hummingbird Leucippus chlorocercus 154
Orange-throated sunangel Heliangelus mavors 251
Pale-bellied hermit Phaethornis anthophilus 22
Pale-tailed barbthroat Threnetes leucurus 9
Peacock coquette Lophornis pavoninus 89
Perija metaltail Metallura iracunda 291
Peruvian piedtail Phlogophilus harterti 205
Peruvian racket-tail Ocreatus peruanus 277
Peruvian sheartail Thaumastura cora 322
Pink-throated brilliant Heliodoxa gularis 208
Pirre hummingbird Goethalsia bella 125
Plain-bellied emerald Amazilia leucogaster 163
Plain-capped starthroat Heliomaster constantii 317
Planalto hermit Phaethornis pretrei 24
Puerto Rican emerald Chlorostilbon maugaeus 113
Purple-backed sunbeam Aglaeactis aliciae 226
Purple-backed thornbill Ramphomicron microrhynchum 284
Purple-bibbed whitetip Urosticte benjamini 274
Purple-chested hummingbird Amazilia rosenbergi 176
Purple-collared woodstar Myrtis fanny 342
Purple-crowned fairy Heliothryx barroti 313
Purple-crowned plovercrest Stephanoxis loddigesii 80
Purple-throated carib Eulampis jugularis 74
Purple-throated mountaingem Lampornis calolaemus 197
Purple-throated sunangel Heliangelus viola 258
Purple-throated woodstar Calliphlox mitchellii 330
Racket-tailed coquette Discosura longicaudus 96
Rainbow starfrontlet Coeligena iris 245
Rainbow-bearded thornbill Chalcostigma herrani 303
Red-billed emerald Chlorostilbon gibsoni 106
Red-billed streamertail Trochilus polytmus 97
Reddish hermit Phaethornis ruber 32
Red-tailed comet Sappho sparganurus 281
Rivoli's hummingbird Eugenes fulgens 216
Royal sunangel Heliangelus regalis 259
Ruby-throated hummingbird Archilochus colubris 336
Ruby-topaz hummingbird Chrysolampis mosquitus 76
Rufous hummingbird Selasphorus rufus 352
Rufous sabrewing Campylopterus rufus 47
Rufous-booted racket-tail Ocreatus addae 278
Rufous-breasted hermit Glaucis hirsutus 5
Rufous-breasted sabrewing Campylopterus hyperythrus 48
Rufous-capped thornbill Chalcostigma ruficeps 299
Rufous-crested coquette Lophornis delattrei 86
Rufous-gaped hillstar Urochroa bougueri 220
Rufous-shafted woodstar Chaetocercus jourdanii 350
Rufous-tailed hummingbird Amazilia tzacatl 160
Rufous-throated sapphire Hylocharis sapphirina 141
Rufous-vented whitetip Urosticte ruficrissa 275
Rufous-webbed brilliant Heliodoxa branickii 209
Santa Marta blossomcrown Anthocephala floriceps 188
Santa Marta sabrewing Campylopterus phainopeplus 52
Santa Marta woodstar Chaetocercus astreans 348
Sapphire-bellied hummingbird Lepidopyga lilliae 138
Sapphire-spangled emerald Amazilia lactea 173
Sapphire-throated hummingbird Lepidopyga coeruleogularis 137
Sapphire-vented puffleg Eriocnemis luciani 266
Saw-billed hermit Ramphodon naevius 1
Scaled metaltail Metallura aeneocauda 297
Scale-throated hermit Phaethornis eurynome 23
Scaly-breasted hummingbird Phaeochroa cuvierii 41
Scintillant hummingbird Selasphorus scintilla 356
Scissor-tailed hummingbird Hylonympha macrocerca 218
Shining sunbeam Aglaeactis cupripennis 225
Shining-green hummingbird Lepidopyga goudoti 139
Short-crested coquette Lophornis brachylophus 85
Short-tailed emerald Chlorostilbon poortmani 117
Short-tailed woodstar Myrmia micrura 344
Slender sheartail Doricha enicura 324
Slender-tailed woodstar Microstilbon burmeisteri 331
Snowcap Microchera albocoronata 187
Snowy-bellied hummingbird Amazilia edward 181
Sombre hummingbird Campylopterus cirrochloris 55
Sooty barbthroat Threnetes niger 8
Sooty-capped hermit Phaethornis augusti 25
Spangled coquette Lophornis stictolophus 87
Sparkling violetear Colibri coruscans 62
Sparkling-tailed woodstar Tilmatura dupontii 323
Speckled hummingbird Adelomyia melanogenys 203
Spot-throated hummingbird Leucippus taczanowskii 153
Steely-vented hummingbird Amazilia saucerottei 179
Straight-billed hermit Phaethornis bourcieri 21
Streak-throated hermit Phaethornis rupurumii 28
Stripe-breasted starthroat Heliomaster squamosus 319
Stripe-tailed hummingbird Eupherusa eximia 123
Stripe-throated hermit Phaethornis striigularis 36
Swallow-tailed hummingbird Eupetomena macroura 56
Sword-billed hummingbird Ensifera ensifera 246
Talamanca hummingbird Eugenes spectabilis 217
Tapajos hermit Phaethornis aethopygus 35
Tawny-bellied hermit Phaethornis syrmatophorus 18
Tepui goldenthroat Polytmus milleri 149
Tolima blossomcrown Anthocephala berlepschi 189
Tooth-billed hummingbird Androdon aequatorialis 38
Tourmaline sunangel Heliangelus exortis 256
Tufted coquette Lophornis ornatus 82
Tumbes hummingbird Leucippus baeri 152
Turquoise-throated puffleg Eriocnemis godini 264
Tyrian metaltail Metallura tyrianthina 290
Velvet-browed brilliant Heliodoxa xanthogonys 207
Velvet-purple coronet Boissonneaua jardini 224
Venezuelan sylph Aglaiocercus berlepschi 307
Veraguan mango Anthracothorax veraguensis 67
Versicolored emerald Amazilia versicolor 164
Vervain hummingbird Mellisuga minima 334
Violet sabrewing Campylopterus hemileucurus 49
Violet-bellied hummingbird Juliamyia julie 136
Violet-capped hummingbird Goldmania violiceps 126
Violet-capped woodnymph Thalurania glaucopis 135
Violet-chested hummingbird Sternoclyta cyanopectus 219
Violet-crowned hummingbird Amazilia violiceps 169
Violet-fronted brilliant Heliodoxa leadbeateri 215
Violet-headed hummingbird Klais guimeti 78
Violet-tailed sylph Aglaiocercus coelestis 308
Violet-throated metaltail Metallura baroni 293
Violet-throated starfrontlet Coeligena violifer 244
Viridian metaltail Metallura williami 292
Volcano hummingbird Selasphorus flammula 354
Wedge-tailed hillstar Oreotrochilus adela 233
Wedge-tailed sabrewing Campylopterus pampa 43
Western emerald Chlorostilbon melanorhynchus 105
White-bearded helmetcrest Oxypogon lindenii 288
White-bearded hermit Phaethornis hispidus 13
White-bellied emerald Amazilia candida 167
White-bellied hummingbird Amazilia chionogaster 156
White-bellied mountaingem Lampornis hemileucus 196
White-bellied woodstar Chaetocercus mulsant 345
White-booted racket-tail Ocreatus underwoodii 276
White-browed hermit Phaethornis stuarti 33
White-chested emerald Amazilia brevirostris 165
White-chinned sapphire Hylocharis cyanus 142
White-crested coquette Lophornis adorabilis 91
White-eared hummingbird Basilinna leucotis 201
White-necked jacobin Florisuga mellivora 57
White-sided hillstar Oreotrochilus leucopleurus 231
White-tailed emerald Elvira chionura 119
White-tailed goldenthroat Polytmus guainumbi 148
White-tailed hummingbird Eupherusa poliocerca 122
White-tailed sabrewing Campylopterus ensipennis 50
White-tailed starfrontlet Coeligena phalerata 239
White-throated hummingbird Leucochloris albicollis 147
White-throated mountaingem Lampornis castaneoventris 198
White-throated wedgebill Schistes albogularis 312
White-tipped sicklebill Eutoxeres aquila 2
White-tufted sunbeam Aglaeactis castelnaudii 227
White-vented plumeleteer Chalybura buffonii 190
White-vented violetear Colibri serrirostris 63
White-whiskered hermit Phaethornis yaruqui 11
Wine-throated hummingbird Atthis ellioti 341
Wire-crested thorntail Discosura popelairii 92
Xantus's hummingbird Basilinna xantusii 200

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gill, F. and D. Donsker (Eds). 2019. IOC World Bird List (v 9.1). Doi 10.14344/IOC.ML.9.1. http://www.worldbirdnames.org/