List of hummingbird genera

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This is a list of hummingbird genera arranged alphabetically by subfamily. The "List of hummingbirds" page has a complete species list that is sortable by common and binomial name.

Taxonomic lists of genera and species are available at the subfamily pages Phaethornithinae and Trochilinae.

Subfamily Phaethornithinae[edit]

Hermit hummingbirds. Relatively dull. Iridescence slight and typically limited to the upperparts. Most have a dark face and elongated central rectrices with white, buff or ochraceous tips. Long bills slightly decurved in most species, but much variation across group.

Subfamily Trochilinae[edit]

Male rufous hummingbird
Selasphorus rufus
Male ruby-throated hummingbird
Archilochus colubris
Male violet sabrewing
Campylopterus hemileucurus

Typical hummingbirds. An incredible range of colors, shapes and sizes. Bills vary wildly. Sexes usually quite different in color; females often have metallic green upperparts and spangles on their white underside.

Male short-tailed emerald
Chlorostilbon portmanni
Male purple-throated mountaingem
Lampornis calolaema