Trochilidae (hummingbirds)

Under construction

Number of genera: 103
Number of species: 350
Number of species completed: 16
In French: page des colibris en Français

SF Florisuginae:

Tribu Topazini:


Genus Topaza – 2 species
Fiery Topaz Topaza pyra
Crimson Topaz Topaza pella

Tribu Florisugini:


Genus Florisuga – 2 species
* White-necked Jacobin Florisuga mellivora
Black Jacobin Florisuga fusca

SF Phaethornithinae:

Tribu Eutoxerini:


Genus Eutoxeres – 2 species
White-tipped Sicklebill Eutoxeres aquila
Buff-tailed Sicklebill Eutoxeres condamini

Tribu Phaethornithini:


Genus Ramphodon – 1 species
Saw-billed Hermit Ramphodon naevius


Genus Glaucis – 3 species
Bronzy Hermit Glaucis aeneus
Rufous-breasted Hermit Glaucis hirsutus
Hook-billed Hermit Glaucis dohrnii


Genus Threnetes – 3 species
Band-tailed Barbthroat Threnetes ruckeri
Pale-tailed Barbthroat Threnetes leucurus
Sooty Barbthroat Threnetes niger


Genus Anopetia – 1 species
Broad-tipped Hermit Anopetia gounellei


Genus Phaethornis – 27 species
White-bearded Hermit Phaethornis hispidus
Tawny-bellied Hermit Phaethornis syrmatophorus
Mexican Hermit Phaethornis mexicanus
Long-billed Hermit Phaethornis longirostris
Green Hermit Phaethornis guy
White-whiskered Hermit Phaethornis yaruqui
Great-billed Hermit Phaethornis malaris
Long-tailed Hermit Phaethornis superciliosus
Straight-billed Hermit Phaethornis bourcieri
Koepcke’s Hermit Phaethornis koepckeae
Needle-billed Hermit Phaethornis philippii
Buff-bellied Hermit Phaethornis subochraceus
Scale-throated Hermit Phaethornis eurynome
Sooty-capped Hermit Phaethornis augusti
Planalto Hermit Phaethornis pretrei
Pale-bellied Hermit Phaethornis anthophilus
Stripe-throated Hermit Phaethornis striigularis
Grey-chinned Hermit Phaethornis griseogularis
Black-throated Hermit Phaethornis atrimentalis
Reddish Hermit Phaethornis ruber
White-browed Hermit Phaethornis stuarti
Dusky-throated Hermit Phaethornis squalidus
Streak-throated Hermit Phaethornis rupurumii
Cinnamon-throated Hermit Phaethornis nattereri
Little Hermit Phaethornis longuemareus
Tapajos Hermit Phaethornis aethopygus
Minute Hermit Phaethornis idaliae

SF Polytminae:


Genus Doryfera – 2 species
Green-fronted Lancebill Doryfera ludovicae
Blue-fronted Lancebill Doryfera johannae


Genus Schistes – 1 species
Wedge-billed Hummingbird Schistes geoffroyi


Genus Augastes – 2 species
Hooded Visorbearer Augastes lumachella
Hyacinth Visorbearer Augastes scutatus


Genus Colibri – 5 species
White-vented Violet-ear Colibri serrirostris
* Sparkling Violet-ear Colibri coruscans
* Brown Violet-ear Colibri delphinae
Mexican Violet-ear Colibri thalassinus
* Lesser Violet-ear Colibri cyanotus


Genus Heliactin – 1 species
Horned Sungem Heliactin bilophus


Genus Androdon – 1 species
Tooth-billed Hummingbird Androdon aequatorialis


Genus Heliothryx – 2 species
Purple-crowned Fairy Heliothryx barroti
Black-eared Fairy Heliothryx auritus


Genus Polytmus – 3 species
White-tailed Goldenthroat Polytmus guainumbi
Green-tailed Goldenthroat Polytmus theresiae
Tepui Goldenthroat Polytmus milleri


Genus Avocettula – 1 species
Fiery-tailed Awlbill Avocettula recurvirostris


Genus Chrysolampis – 1 species
Ruby-topaz Hummingbird Chrysolampis mosquitus


Genus Anthracothorax – 9 species
Jamaican Mango Anthracothorax mango
Black-throated Mango Anthracothorax nigricollis
Green-throated Mango Anthracothorax viridigula
Green-breasted Mango Anthracothorax prevostii
Veraguan Mango Anthracothorax veraguensis
Antillean Mango Anthracothorax dominicus
Green Mango Anthracothorax viridis
Green-throated Carib Anthracothorax holosericeus
Purple-throated Carib Anthracothorax jugularis

SF Lesbiinae:

Tribu Lesbiini:


Genus Sephanoides – 2 species
Green-backed Firecrown Sephanoides sephaniodes
Juan Fernandez Firecrown Sephanoides fernandensis


Genus Discosura – 5 species
Racket-tailed Coquette Discosura longicaudus
Green Thorntail Discosura conversii
Wire-crested Thorntail Discosura popelairii
Black-bellied Thorntail Discosura langsdorffi
Coppery Thorntail / Letitia’s Thorntail Discosura letitiae


Genus Lophornis – 10 species
Tufted Coquette Lophornis ornatus
Dot-eared Coquette Lophornis gouldii
Frilled Coquette Lophornis magnificus
Black-crested Coquette Lophornis helenae
White-crested Coquette Lophornis adorabilis
Peacock Coquette Lophornis pavoninus
Festive Coquette Lophornis chalybeus
Short-crested Coquette Lophornis brachylophus
Rufous-crested Coquette Lophornis delattrei
Spangled Coquette Lophornis stictolophus


Genus Phlogophilus – 2 species
Ecuadorian Piedtail Phlogophilus hemileucurus
Peruvian Piedtail Phlogophilus harterti


Genus Heliangelus – 7 species
Royal Sunangel Heliangelus regalis
Gorgeted Sunangel Heliangelus strophianus
Orange-throated Sunangel Heliangelus mavors
Amethyst-throated Sunangel Heliangelus amethysticollis
Little Sunangel / Flame-throated Sunangel Heliangelus micraster
* Tourmaline Sunangel Heliangelus exortis
Purple-throated Sunangel Heliangelus viola


Genus Adelomyia – 1 species
* Speckled Hummingbird Adelomyia melanogenys


Genus Taphrolesbia – 1 species
Grey-bellied Comet Taphrolesbia griseiventris


Genus Aglaiocercus – 3 species
Long-tailed Sylph Aglaiocercus kingii
Violet-tailed Sylph Aglaiocercus coelestis
Venezuelan Sylph Aglaiocercus berlepschi


Genus Sappho – 1 species
Red-tailed Comet Sappho sparganurus


Genus Lesbia – 2 species
Black-tailed Trainbearer Lesbia victoriae
Green-tailed Trainbearer Lesbia nuna


Genus Ramphomicron – 2 species
Black-backed Thornbill Ramphomicron dorsale
Purple-backed Thornbill Ramphomicron microrhynchum


Genus Oreotrochilus – 5 species
Wedge-tailed Hillstar Oreotrochilus adela
Andean Hillstar Oreotrochilus estella
Ecuadorian Hillstar Oreotrochilus chimborazo
Black-breasted Hillstar Oreotrochilus melanogaster
White-sided Hillstar Oreotrochilus leucopleurus


Genus Opisthoprora – 1 species
Mountain Avocetbill Opisthoprora euryptera


Genus Polyonymus – 1 species
Bronze-tailed Comet Polyonymus caroli


Genus Oxypogon – 10 species
Rainbow-bearded Thornbill Oxypogon herrani
Rufous-capped Thornbill Oxypogon ruficeps
Olivaceous Thornbill Oxypogon olivaceus
Bearded Mountaineer Oxypogon nobilis
Bronze-tailed Thornbill Oxypogon heteropogon
Blue-mantled Thornbill Oxypogon stanleyi
Blue-bearded Helmetcrest Oxypogon cyanolaemus
White-bearded Helmetcrest Oxypogon lindenii
Buffy Helmetcrest Oxypogon stuebelii
Green-bearded Helmetcrest Oxypogon guerinii


Genus Metallura – 9 species
Black Metaltail Metallura phoebe
Tyrian Metaltail Metallura tyrianthina
Perija Metaltail Metallura iracunda
Scaled Metaltail Metallura aeneocauda
Coppery Metaltail Metallura theresiae
Fire-throated Metaltail / Fiery-throated Metaltail Metallura eupogon
Neblina Metaltail Metallura odomae
Viridian Metaltail Metallura williami
Violet-throated Metaltail Metallura baroni

Tribu Coeligenini:


Genus Haplophaedia – 3 species
Hoary Puffleg Haplophaedia lugens
Greenish Puffleg Haplophaedia aureliae
Buff-thighed Puffleg Haplophaedia assimilis


Genus Eriocnemis – 12 species
Colorful Puffleg Eriocnemis “mirabilis”
Emerald-bellied Puffleg Eriocnemis aline
Sapphire-vented Puffleg Eriocnemis luciani
Black-thighed Puffleg Eriocnemis derbyi
Coppery-bellied Puffleg Eriocnemis cupreoventris
Turquoise-throated Puffleg Eriocnemis godini
Marvelous Spatuletail Eriocnemis mirabilis
Blue-capped Puffleg Eriocnemis glaucopoides
Golden-breasted Puffleg Eriocnemis mosquera
Glowing Puffleg Eriocnemis vestita
Gorgeted Puffleg Eriocnemis isabellae
Black-breasted Puffleg Eriocnemis nigrivestis


Genus Lafresnaya – 1 species
Mountain Velvetbreast Lafresnaya lafresnayi


Genus Aglaeactis – 4 species
* Shining Sunbeam Aglaeactis cupripennis
Purple-backed Sunbeam Aglaeactis aliciae
White-tufted Sunbeam Aglaeactis castelnaudii
Black-hooded Sunbeam Aglaeactis pamela


Genus Coeligena – 11 species
Black Inca Coeligena prunellei
Bronzy Inca Coeligena coeligena
Brown Inca Coeligena wilsoni
Collared Inca Coeligena torquata
Violet-throated Starfrontlet Coeligena violifer
Rainbow Starfrontlet Coeligena iris
* White-tailed Starfrontlet Coeligena phalerata
Dusky Starfrontlet Coeligena orina
Buff-winged Starfrontlet Coeligena lutetiae
Golden-bellied Starfrontlet Coeligena bonapartei
Blue-throated Starfrontlet Coeligena helianthea


Genus Ensifera – 1 species
* Sword-billed Hummingbird Ensifera ensifera


Genus Pterophanes – 1 species
Great Sapphirewing Pterophanes cyanopterus


Genus Boissonneaua – 3 species
Velvet-purple Coronet Boissonneaua jardini
* Buff-tailed Coronet Boissonneaua flavescens
* Chestnut-breasted Coronet Boissonneaua matthewsii


Genus Ocreatus – 1 species
* White-booted Racket-tail Ocreatus underwoodii


Genus Urosticte – 2 species
Purple-bibbed Whitetip Urosticte benjamini
Rufous-vented Whitetip Urosticte ruficrissa


Genus Urochroa – 1 species
White-tailed Hillstar / Rufous-gaped Hillstar Urochroa bougueri


Genus Sternoclyta – 1 species
Violet-chested Hummingbird Sternoclyta cyanopectus


Genus Hylonympha – 1 species
Scissor-tailed Hummingbird Hylonympha macrocerca


Genus Heliodoxa – 10 species
Black-throated Brilliant Heliodoxa schreibersii
Velvet-browed Brilliant Heliodoxa xanthogonys
Pink-throated Brilliant Heliodoxa gularis
Rufous-webbed Brilliant Heliodoxa branickii
Gould’s Jewelfront Heliodoxa aurescens
Brazilian Ruby Heliodoxa rubricauda
Green-crowned Brilliant Heliodoxa jacula
Violet-fronted Brilliant Heliodoxa leadbeateri
* Fawn-breasted Brilliant Heliodoxa rubinoides
Empress Brilliant Heliodoxa imperatrix

SF Trochilinae:

Tribu Patagonini:


Genus Patagona – 1 species
Giant Hummingbird Patagona gigas

Tribu Lampornini:


Genus Lamprolaima – 1 species
Garnet-throated Hummingbird Lamprolaima rhami


Genus Eugenes – 2 species
Magnificent Hummingbird / Rivoli’s Hummingbird Eugenes fulgens
Admirable Hummingbird / Talamanca Hummingbird Eugenes spectabilis


Genus Panterpe – 1 species
Fiery-throated Hummingbird Panterpe insignis


Genus Heliomaster – 4 species
Plain-capped Starthroat Heliomaster constantii
Long-billed Starthroat Heliomaster longirostris
Stripe-breasted Starthroat Heliomaster squamosus
Blue-tufted Starthroat Heliomaster furcifer


Genus Lampornis – 8 species
White-bellied Mountain-gem Lampornis hemileucus
Blue-throated Hummingbird / Blue-throated Mountain-gem Lampornis clemenciae
Amethyst-throated Hummingbird / Amethyst-throated Mountain-gem Lampornis amethystinus
Green-throated Mountain-gem Lampornis viridipallens
Green-breasted Mountain-gem Lampornis sybillae
Grey-tailed Mountain-gem Lampornis cinereicauda
Purple-throated Mountain-gem Lampornis calolaemus
White-throated Mountain-gem Lampornis castaneoventris

Tribu Mellisugini:


Genus Tilmatura – 1 species
Sparkling-tailed Hummingbird / Sparkling-tailed Woodstar Tilmatura dupontii


Genus Calliphlox – 1 species
Amethyst Woodstar Calliphlox amethystina


Genus Rhodopis – 1 species
Oasis Hummingbird Rhodopis vesper


Genus Myrtis – 1 species
Purple-collared Woodstar Myrtis fanny


Genus Myrmia – 1 species
Short-tailed Woodstar Myrmia micrura


Genus Thaumastura – 1 species
Peruvian Sheartail Thaumastura cora


Genus Eulidia – 1 species
Chilean Woodstar Eulidia yarrellii


Genus Philodice – 2 species
Magenta-throated Woodstar Philodice bryantae
* Purple-throated Woodstar Calliphlox mitchellii


Genus Microstilbon – 1 species
Slender-tailed Woodstar Microstilbon burmeisteri


Genus Chaetocercus – 6 species
Rufous-shafted Woodstar Chaetocercus jourdanii
* White-bellied Woodstar Chaetocercus mulsant
Little Woodstar Chaetocercus bombus
Gorgeted Woodstar Chaetocercus heliodor
Santa Marta Woodstar Chaetocercus astreans
Esmeraldas Woodstar Chaetocercus berlepschi


Genus Doricha – 2 species
Mexican Sheartail Doricha eliza
Slender Sheartail Doricha enicura


Genus Calothorax – 2 species
Lucifer Hummingbird / Lucifer Sheartail Calothorax lucifer
Beautiful Hummingbird / Beautiful Sheartail Calothorax pulcher


Genus Archilochus – 2 species
Black-chinned Hummingbird Archilochus alexandri
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris


Genus Nesophlox – 2 species
Bahama Woodstar Nesophlox evelynae
Inagua Woodstar Nesophlox lyrura


Genus Mellisuga – 2 species
Bee Hummingbird Mellisuga helenae
Vervain Hummingbird Mellisuga minima


Genus Calypte – 2 species
Anna’s Hummingbird Calypte anna
Costa’s Hummingbird Calypte costae


Genus Selasphorus – 9 species
Broad-tailed Hummingbird Selasphorus platycercus
Rufous Hummingbird Selasphorus rufus
Calliope Hummingbird Selasphorus calliope
Allen’s Hummingbird Selasphorus sasin
Bumblebee Hummingbird Selasphorus heloisa
Wine-throated Hummingbird Selasphorus ellioti
Volcano Hummingbird Selasphorus flammula
Scintillant Hummingbird Selasphorus scintilla
Glow-throated Hummingbird Selasphorus ardens

Tribu Cynanthini:


Genus Basilinna – 2 species
White-eared Hummingbird Basilinna leucotis
Xantus’s Hummingbird Basilinna xantusii


Genus Pampa – 3 species
Wedge-tailed Sabrewing Pampa pampa
Curve-winged Sabrewing Pampa curvipennis
Long-tailed Sabrewing Pampa excellens


Genus Abeillia – 1 species
Emerald-chinned Hummingbird Abeillia abeillei


Genus Klais – 1 species
Violet-headed Hummingbird Klais guimeti


Genus Orthorhyncus – 1 species
Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus


Genus Anthocephala – 2 species
Santa Marta Blossomcrown Anthocephala floriceps
Tolima Blossomcrown Anthocephala berlepschi


Genus Stephanoxis – 2 species
Purple-crowned Plovercrest Stephanoxis loddigesii
Green-crowned Plovercrest Stephanoxis lalandi


Genus Campylopterus – 10 species
Grey-breasted Sabrewing Campylopterus largipennis
Dry Forest Sabrewing Campylopterus calcirupicola
Violet Sabrewing Campylopterus hemileucurus
Rufous Sabrewing Campylopterus rufus
Buff-breasted Sabrewing Campylopterus duidae
Rufous-breasted Sabrewing Campylopterus hyperythrus
Napo Sabrewing Campylopterus villaviscensio
Santa Marta Sabrewing Campylopterus phainopeplus
Lazuline Sabrewing Campylopterus falcatus
White-tailed Sabrewing Campylopterus ensipennis


Genus Cynanthus – 22 species
Dusky Hummingbird Cynanthus sordidus
Blue-headed Hummingbird Cynanthus bicolor
Brace’s Emerald Cynanthus bracei
Cuban Emerald Cynanthus ricordii
Caribbean Emerald / Gould’s Emerald Cynanthus elegans
Hispaniolan Emerald Cynanthus swainsonii
Puerto Rican Emerald Cynanthus maugaeus
Coppery Emerald Cynanthus russatus
Broad-billed Hummingbird Cynanthus latirostris
Doubleday’s Hummingbird Cynanthus doubledayi
Golden-crowned Emerald Cynanthus auriceps
Cozumel Emerald Cynanthus forficatus
Canivet’s Emerald Cynanthus canivetii
Garden Emerald Cynanthus assimilis
Western Emerald Cynanthus melanorhynchus
Green-tailed Emerald Cynanthus alice
Narrow-tailed Emerald Cynanthus stenurus
Short-tailed Emerald Cynanthus poortmani
Glittering-bellied Emerald Cynanthus lucidus
Blue-tailed Emerald Cynanthus mellisugus
Red-billed Emerald Cynanthus gibsoni
Chiribiquete Emerald Cynanthus olivaresi

Tribu Trochilini:


Genus Chalybura – 2 species
Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer Chalybura urochrysia
White-vented Plumeleteer Chalybura buffonii


Genus Thalurania – 4 species
Violet-capped Woodnymph Thalurania glaucopis
Long-tailed Woodnymph Thalurania watertonii
Crowned Woodnymph Thalurania colombica
Fork-tailed Woodnymph Thalurania furcata


Genus Microchera – 1 species
Snowcap Microchera albocoronata


Genus Elvira – 2 species
Coppery-headed Emerald Elvira cupreiceps
White-tailed Emerald Elvira chionura


Genus Goldmania – 1 species
Violet-capped Hummingbird Goldmania violiceps


Genus Goethalsia – 1 species
Pirre Hummingbird Goethalsia bella


Genus Eupherusa – 5 species
Mexican Woodnymph Eupherusa ridgwayi
White-tailed Hummingbird Eupherusa poliocerca
Blue-capped Hummingbird / Oaxaca Hummingbird Eupherusa cyanophrys
Stripe-tailed Hummingbird Eupherusa eximia
Black-bellied Hummingbird Eupherusa nigriventris


Genus Phaeochroa – 1 species
Scaly-breasted Hummingbird Phaeochroa cuvierii


Genus Leucippus – 1 species
Buffy Hummingbird Leucippus fallax


Genus Thaumasius – 2 species
Tumbes Hummingbird Thaumasius baeri
Spot-throated Hummingbird Thaumasius taczanowskii


Genus Taphrospilus – 1 species
Many-spotted Hummingbird Taphrospilus hypostictus


Genus Eupetomena – 1 species
Swallow-tailed Hummingbird Eupetomena macroura


Genus Aphantochroa – 1 species
Sombre Hummingbird Aphantochroa cirrochloris


Genus Talaphorus – 1 species
Olive-spotted Hummingbird Talaphorus chlorocercus


Genus Trochilus – 2 species
Red-billed Streamertail / Streamertail Trochilus polytmus
Black-billed Streamertail Trochilus scitulus


Genus Saucerottia – 12 species
Violet-crowned Hummingbird Saucerottia violiceps
Green-fronted Hummingbird Saucerottia viridifrons
Azure-crowned Hummingbird Saucerottia cyanocephala
Blue-vented Hummingbird Saucerottia hoffmanni
Berylline Hummingbird Saucerottia beryllina
Blue-tailed Hummingbird Saucerottia cyanura
Snowy-bellied Hummingbird Saucerottia edward
* Steely-vented Hummingbird Amazilia saucerottei
Indigo-capped Hummingbird Saucerottia cyanifrons
Chestnut-bellied Hummingbird Saucerottia castaneiventris
Green-bellied Hummingbird Saucerottia viridigaster
Copper-rumped Hummingbird Saucerottia tobaci


Genus Amazilia – 3 species
Cinnamon Hummingbird Amazilia rutila
Buff-bellied Hummingbird Amazilia yucatanensis
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird Amazilia tzacatl


Genus Chrysuronia – 11 species
Amazilia Hummingbird Chrysuronia amazilia
Andean Emerald Chrysuronia franciae
Versicoloured Emerald Chrysuronia versicolor
Shining-green Hummingbird Chrysuronia goudoti
Golden-tailed Sapphire Chrysuronia oenone
Sapphire-throated Hummingbird Chrysuronia coeruleogularis
Sapphire-bellied Hummingbird Chrysuronia lilliae
Humboldt’s Sapphire Chrysuronia humboldtii
Blue-headed Sapphire Chrysuronia grayi
White-chested Emerald Chrysuronia brevirostris
Plain-bellied Emerald Chrysuronia leucogaster


Genus Leucochloris – 1 species
White-throated Hummingbird Leucochloris albicollis


Genus Hylocharis – 6 species
Glittering-throated Emerald Hylocharis fimbriata
Sapphire-spangled Emerald Hylocharis lactea
Rufous-throated Sapphire Hylocharis sapphirina
Gilded Hummingbird / Gilded Sapphire Hylocharis chrysura
White-bellied Hummingbird Hylocharis chionogaster
Green-and-white Hummingbird Hylocharis viridicauda


Genus Polyerata – 5 species
Honduran Emerald Polyerata luciae
Mangrove Hummingbird Polyerata boucardi
Purple-chested Hummingbird Polyerata rosenbergi
Blue-chested Hummingbird Polyerata amabilis
Charming Hummingbird Polyerata decora


Genus Chlorestes – 5 species
White-bellied Emerald Chlorestes candida
Blue-throated Goldentail / Blue-throated Sapphire Chlorestes eliciae
White-chinned Sapphire Chlorestes cyanus
Violet-bellied Hummingbird Chlorestes julie
Blue-chinned Sapphire Chlorestes notata

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