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HUMMINGBIRDs

Order Apodiformes    Family Trochilidae

Hummingbirds are restricted to the Americas from southern Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, including the Caribbean. The majority of species occur in tropical and subtropical Central and South America. Hummingbirds are are among the smallest of birds. They can hover in mid-air by rapidly flapping their wings 12–90 times per second (depending on the species). They can also fly backwards, and are the only group of birds able to do so. They can fly at speeds exceeding 50 km/h (30 mi/h).

Hummingbirds drink nectar, a sweet liquid inside flowers. Nectar is a poor source of nutrients, so they also prey on insects and spiders, especially when feeding young. When hummingbirds feed on nectar, the bill is usually only opened slightly, allowing the tongue to dart out and into the interior of flowers. Most hummingbirds have bills that are long and straight or nearly so, but in some species the bill shape is adapted for specialized feeding. Hummingbirds do not spend all day flying, as the energy cost would be prohibitive; the majority of their activity consists simply of sitting or perching. With the exception of insects, hummingbirds while in flight have the highest metabolism of all animals, a necessity in order to support the rapid beating of their wings. Their heart rate can reach over 1000 beats per minute.

The hummingbirds are presented in 7 web pages:                 1) Barbthroat, Hermit, Jacobian, Sicklebill, Topaz
2) Carib, Fairy, Goldenthroat, Mango, Violetear, Visorbearer    3) Comet, Coquette, Firecrown, Sunangel, Sylph, Thorntail
4) Helmetcrest, Hillstar, Metaltail, Puffleg, Thornbill                5) Brilliant, Coronet, Inca, Starfrontlet, Sunbeam
6) Mountain-gem, Starthroat, Sheartail, Woodstar                  7) Emerald, Plumeleteer, Sabrewing, Woodnymph

Mountain-gem, Starthroat, Sheartail, Woodstar


Genus Archilochus

Hummingbird, Black-chinned
Archilochus alexandri Found: western North America (Canada to Mexico)
Similar to: Anna's Hummingbird, Costa's Hummingbird. Male Black-chinned Hummingbird's chin more distinctly defined than other species. Female Black-chinned Hummingbird has white tipped tail; other species do not.
Similar to: Lucifer Hummingbird. Lucifer Hummingbird has obviously decurved bill; Black-chinned has slightly decurved bill.
Similar to: Ruby-throated Hummingbird. The range of these 2 species does not overlap much in Canada and United States, so west is probably a Black-chinned and east is probably a Ruby-throated.
Image by: 1) Vince Smith - Texas  2, 5) Mdf - Utah 3) Alan D Wilson - Arizona  4) Ted Grussing - Arizona


Hummingbird_ Ruby-throated Archilochus colubris Found: eastern North America, South America (Columbia - vagrant)
Similar to: Black-chinned Hummingbird. The range of these 2 species does not overlap much in Canada and United States, so west is probably a Black-chinned and east is probably a Ruby-throated.
Image by: 1) Cephas  2, 4, 5) Jason Paluck  36, 7, 8, 9) Dick Daniels - the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina
2, 3) Female  4, 5) Male



Genus Atthis
These hummingbirds have short rounded tails; relatively short straight black bills; green upperparts; mainly white underparts.

Hummingbird,_Bee  Mellisuga helenae  Found: Cuba
The Bee Hummingbird is the world's smallest bird. The male has bluish upperparts; iridescent red throat; mainly grayish-white underparts. Female has green upperparts; whitis hthroat, underparts.
Image by: 1, 2, 3, 4) Charles J Sharp
1) Female 2) Juvenile male 3, 4) Male


Hummingbird,_Wine-throated  Atthis ellioti  Found: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico
The male Wine-throated Hummingbird has rose-pink gorget. Female has whitish throat with dusky spots; cinnamon flanks.
Image by: 1) Cephas  2) Amy_McAndrews - Mexico  3) Knut Eisermann - Guatemala
2) Male 3) Displaying male



Genus Calliphlox

Woodstar,_Amethyst  Calliphlox amethystina Found: South America
The male Amethyst Woodstar has bronzy-green upperpart; striking amethyst throat bordered by white breast band. Female has green upperparts; white throat with green spots; orange-rufous flanks; narrow white line behind eye.
Image by: 1, 2, 3) Dario Sanches - Brazil  4) Nick Athanas - Venezuela
1, 2) Female 3, 4) male


Woodstar,_Bahama  Calliphlox evelynae  Found: the Bahamas
The Bahama Woodstar has green and gold upperparts; olive-buff underparts; black and slightly curved bull. . Male has iridescent purple gorget.
Image by: 1) Matt_MacGillivray  2) Rafael_Vila  3) Mike's_Birds


Woodstar,_Inagua  Calliphlox lyrura  Found: Inagua Island in the Bahamas
The Inagua Woodstar, formerly was considered a subspecies of the Bahama Woodstar,
Image by: 1) Neil_McKinney


Woodstar,_Magenta-throated  Calliphlox bryantae  Found: Costa Rica, Panama
The male Magenta-throated Woodstar has green upperparts; magenta throat( usually nearly black in field) bordered by white breast band; white breast with green dots; green flanks; rufous belly. Female similar; grayish white throat.
Image by: 1) Cephas  2) Stongey - Costa Rica  3) Basar  4) Arturo de Frias
2) Female 3, 4) Male


Woodstar,_Purple-throated  Calliphlox mitchellii Found: Columbia, Ecuador
The male Purtle-throated Woodstar has purple throat (usually black in field); white patch sides of back; white breast band. Female has mostly white gorget with blackish border on its sides.
Image by: 1) Cephas  2) Michael Woodruff - Ecuador  3, 4, 7) Nick Athanas -  Equador  56) David Cook- Ecuador 
2, 3) Female 3) Juvenile male 5, 6, 7) Male



Genus Calothorax
Calothorax means beautiful chest. They have long black bills that are slightly down-curved. The males have glittering gorgets and long, forked tails; females are buff or whitish below.

Hummingbird,_Beautiful  Calothorax pulcher  Found: Mexico
The male Beautiful Hummingbird has glittering green upperparts; white post-eye stripe; rose-pink gorget (usually nearly black in field) ; whitish breast; dusky green flanks; long deeply forked tail. Female has much shorter tail;  white spot behind eye; pale buffy cinnamon underparts.
Image by: 1) Cephas  2, 3) Amy_McAndrews
2) Female 3_ Male


Hummingbird,_Lucifer   Calothorax lucifer  Found: southwest USA to Mexico
The male Lucifer Hummingbird has long purple gorget. Female has peach colored underparts.
Similar to
: Anna's Hummingbird, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Costa's Hummingbird. Lucifer Hummingbird has obviously decurved bill; these other species have slightly decurved bill.
Image by:  1) Chephas  2) Amy McAndrews 3) Andy Jones - Arizona 4) Nebirdsplus - Arizona 5) Jerry Oldenettel - New Mexico
2, 3) Female  4, 5) Male



Genus Calypte
The two species are found in North America.

Hummingbird, Anna's Calypte anna   Found: west coast of North America
Similar to: Black-chinned Hummingbird. Male Black-chinned Hummingbird's chin more distinctly defined than Anna's Hummingbird. Female Black-chinned Hummingbird has white tipped tail; Anna'a does not.
Similar to: Costa's Hummingbird. Male Anna's Hummingbird has bronze-green back; male Costa's Hummingbird has green back. Female Anna's Hummingbird has some bronze on its green back; female Costa's Hummingbird has lighter back with no bronze color.
Similar to: Lucifer Hummingbird. Lucifer Hummingbird has obviously decurved bill; Anna's has slightly decurved bill.
Image by: 1) dFaulder  2) Alan D Wilson  - Visitor's Center, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
   3) Elaine R Wilson  - Visitor's Center, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California   4, 9, 10, 11, 12) Dick Daniels - Desert Museum aviary in Tuscon, Arizon  5) Dick Daniels - North Carolina Zoo   6) Ted Grussing   7) Len Blumin - Albany, California   8) Charlie Westerinen - Carmichael, California
1 - 4) Female  5 -12) Male
9, 10 are photos of the same bird. Colors are different because of irridescence. Same for 11, 12.



Hummingbird, Costa's Calypte costae  Found: North America (southwest)
The male Costa's Hummingbird has green back, flanks; blackish wing; blackish small tail; irridescent purple throat (usually nearly black in field) and crown; throat flanked with longer feathers; patch of white below the throat. Female has grayish green upperparts; white underparts.
Similar to
: Anna's Hummingbird. Male Anna's Hummingbird has bronze-green back; male Costa's Hummingbird has green back. Female Anna's Hummingbird has some bronze on its green back; female Costa's Hummingbird has lighter back with no bronze color.
Similar to: Black-chinned Hummingbird. Male Black-chinned Hummingbird's chin more distinctly defined than Costa's Hummingbird. Female Black-chinned Hummingbird has white tipped tail; Costa'a does not.
Similar to: Lucifer Hummingbird. Lucifer Hummingbird has obviously decurved bill; Costa's has slightly decurved bill.
Image by: 1) John Morgan - Arizona  2) David O - California  3, 4, 9, 10) Dick Daniels - Desert Museum aviary in Tuscon, Arizona  5) Alan Vernon   6) Elaine R Wilson  - California    7) Alan D Wilson - Anza Borrego Desert State Park   8) Raul654
1 - 4) Female  5) Juvenile male   6 - 11) Male



Genus Chaetocercus
These woodstars have whitish post-eye stripe; short, straight black bill; white patch on sides of lower back.

Woodstar,_Esmeraldas  Chaetocercus berlepschi  Found: Ecuador
The Esmeraldas Woodstar has shiny green upperparts; white patch on sides of lower back; white post-eye stripe. Male has purple throat (in good light); mainly white underparts; forked tail. Female has buffy underparts; rounded tail.
Image by: 1) Cephas  2, 3, 4) Nick Athanas


Woodstar,_Gorgeted  Chaetocercus heliodor  Found: Columbia, Ecuador, Venezuela
The Gorgeted Woodstar has shinydark- green upperparts; white patch on sides of lower back; white post-eye stripe. Male has pinkish-violet throat (in good light); grayish breast; blue-green belly; forked tail. Female duller; rounded tail; lacks gorget.
Image by: 1) Cephas  2, 4, 5) Nick Athanas - Columbia, Ecuador, Ecuador  3) Joseph Boone - ne Ecuador



Woodstar,_Little  Chaetocercus bombus  Found: Ecuador, Peru
The Little Woodstar buffy or whitish underpats. Male has pinkish-purple gorget.
Similar to: White-bellied Woodstar. White-bellied Woodstar has whiter underparts than Little Woodstar.
Image by: 1) Cephas  2, 4) Nick Athanas - Ecuador, Peru  3) Amy_McAndrews - Peru


Woodstar,_Rufous-shafted  Chaetocercus jourdanii  Found: mainly Venezuela; also Columbia
The Rufous-shafted Woodstar has rufous under-tail. Male has pink gorget (usually nearly black in field); wide white breast-band; spiky tail. Female has buffy underparts; rounded tail,
Image by: 1) Cephas  2, 3) Barloventomagico - Venezuela  4) Nick Athanas - Venezuela
2) Female   3, 4) Male


Woodstar,_Santa_Marta  Chaetocercus astreans  Found: Santa Marta mountains of northern Columbia
Image by: 1) Cephas  2, 3) Nick Athanas


Woodstar,_White-bellied  Chaetocercus mulsant  Found: South America
The White-bellied Woodstar has large white flank patches. Male has broad white breast-band; white belly. Female has buffy underparts.
Similar to: Little Woodstar. White-bellied Woodstar has whiter underparts than Little Woodstar.
Image by: 1, 6) Nick Athanas - Columbia  2, 4) Dick Daniels - Guango Lodge, Ecuador  3) Julian Londono - Columbia  5) Bill Bouton - Guango Lodge
1, 2) Female  3, 4) Male



Genus Clytolaema - 1 species

Ruby, Brazilian  Clytolaema rubricauda Found:  Brazil
The male Brazilian Ruby has mainly deep green plumage; deep red throat patch' brown wings; bright red tail. Female has orange underparts; red tail.
Image by: 1) Chephas  2, 3, 4, 5) Dario Sanches - São Paulo, Brazil
1, 2) Female  3, 4) Male



Genus Doricha
See also Thaumastura Shreatails

Sheartail,_Mexican  Doricha eliza  Found:northern part of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula
The Mexican Sheartail has green upperpart;, down-curved billMale has iridescent purple gorget; white underparts with green flanks; long deeply forked tail. Female duller; lacks bright gorge.
Image by: 1) Cephas  2) Alastair_Rae  3) Amy_McAndrews  4) Peter_Bono
2, 3) Female 4) Male


Sheartail,_Slender  Doricha enicura  Found: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico
The Slender Sheartail has bright green upperparts, crown, nape; long and curved black bill; blackish wings. Male has black chin; pinkish-violet throat; white breast-band; white central belly; dull green rest underparts; very long, forked tail. Female has blackish stripe behind eye; cinnamon throat, underparts; black tail much shorter than male's; tail white-tipped.
Image by: 1) Cephas  2) Amy_McAndrews - Mexico  3) Jorge_Montejo - Mexico  4) John_Cahill



Genus Eulidia - 1 species

Woodstar,_Chilean  Eulidia yarrellii  Found: northern Chile
The male Chilean Woodstar has green upperparts; blue gorget with some red; white rest underparts; forked black tail. Chile's smallest bird.
Image by: 1) Cephas   2, 3) Pablo_Caceres_Contreras



Genus Eugenes - 1 species

Hummingbird,_Magnificent  Eugenes fulgens  Found: southwestern North America to Panama
Both sexes look very dark unless the sun catches the iridescence of the plumage and the brilliant colors flash in the sunlight.
Similar to: Blue-throated Hummingbird. Blue-throated Hummingbird and Magnificent Hummingbird are both quite large. Magnificent has a small white spot behind the eye; Blue-throated Hummingbird has a white streak behind the eye.
Similar to: Plain-capped Starthroat. Magnificent Hummingbird has white spot behind the eye; Plain-capped Starthroat has dark eye-line with white above and below the line.
Image by: 1) Cephas  2, 6) Carol Foil - Costa Rica 3) Jerry Oldenettel - Costa Rica  4) Frank Vassen - Costa Rica   5 MDF - Panama    7) Mike Baird - Costa Rica 8) Alan Wilson - Arizona
1) Female   4) Male




Genus Heliomaster
Found in: Central America, South America

Starthroat,_Blue-tufted  Heliomaster furcifer  Found: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay, Uruguay
The male Blue-tufted Starthroat has green upperparts; deep blue underparts with tufts around the neck. Female has mainly green upperparts; off-white underparts; coppery shean to neck.
Image by: 1) Cephas  2) Claudio_Timm - Brazil  3) Chechi_Peinado - Argentina  4) Nick Athanas - Brazil


Starthroat, Long-billed  Heliomaster longirostris  Found: Mexico to South America
The male Long-bill Starthroat has bronze-green upperparts, a blue crown, white moustachial stripe and reddish throat. The underparts are grey shading to white on the flanks and mid-belly, and the tail is mainly black. The female is similar, but has a green crown and a purple-edged black throat.
Image by: 1) Cephas  2) Mike Much - Mexico  3) Nick Athanas - Ecuador


Starthroat, Plain-capped Heliomaster constantii  Found: Southwestern United States (rare), Mexico, Central America
The Plain-capped Starthroat is predominantly metallic bronze on upper-parts, tail, back and crown. It has a dark eye-stripe with a white stripe above and below. It also has a white patch on the rump. The throat patch, or gorget, is metallic violet-red. The breast and underparts are grayish white. The bill is straight, long and very slender. The female is slightly less colorful than the male.
Similar to: Magnificent Hummingbird. Magnificent Hummingbird has white spot behind the eye; Plain-capped Starthroat has dark eye-line with white above and below the line.
Image by: 1) Cephas  2) Amy McAndrews- Mexico  3, 4) Jerry Oldenettel - Costa Rica


Starthroat,_Stripe-breasted  Heliomaster squamosus  Found: Brazil
The male Stripe-breasted Hummingbird has dark underparts with white median stipe. Female has mainly grayish-white underparts with faint white median stripe. Eclipse male resembles female.
Image by: 1) Cephas  2) Rick elis.simpson  3, 4) Nick Athanas ) 5) Claudio_Timm 6) Tommy_Pedersen



Genus Hylonympha - 1 species

Hummingbird,_Scissor-tailed  Hylonympha macrocerca  Found: Paria Peninsula of Venezuela
The male Scissor-tailed Hummingbird has mainly dark green upperparts; long forked tail; bright green throat; violet cap. Female has green upperparts; buffy underparts; moderately forked tail.
Image by: 1) Cephas  2) Naturgucker.de



Genus Lampornis
Found in: Mexico, Central America
Mountain-gems are medium-sized hummingbirds with dark, straight bills, a fairly long tail, dark auriculars, and a whitish post-ocular stripe.

Mountain-gem,_Amethyst-throated also Amethyst-throated Hummingbird  Lampornis amethystinus  Found: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico
The Amethyst-throated Hummingbird has green upperparts; gray belly; whitish post-ocular stripe. Male has purplish throat. Female has tan throat.
Image by: 1) Cephas  2) John_Gerrard_Keulemans 3) Stylurus - Mexico  4) Knut_Eisermann - Guatemala
2) Pair 3) Female 4) Male


Mountain-gem,_Blue-throated  or Blue-throated Hummingbird  Lampornis clemenciae  Found: Mexico,  North America
Similar to: Magnificent Hummingbird. Blue-throated Mountain-gem and Magnificent Hummingbird are both quite large. Magnificent has a small white spot behind the eye; Blue-throated Mountain-gem has a white streak behind the eye.
Image by: 1) Cephas  2) Commonnighthawk 3) Jorge Montejo - Mexico 4) Seabamirum  5) Nebirdsplus - Arizona


Mountain-gem,_Green-breasted  Lampornis sybillae  Found: central Honduras and Nicaragua
The Green-breasted Mountain-gem has green upperparts; pale underparts. Male has greener breast than female.
Similar to: Green-throated Mountain-gem. Green-throated Mountain-gem has paler underparts than Green-breasted Mountain-gem. Ranges do not overlap.
Image by: 1) Chephas  2) Dominic Sherony  3) José Gabriel Martínez Fonseca  4) John_Van_Dort
2, 3) Female 4) Male


Mountain-gem,_Green-throated  Lampornis viridipallens  Found: Guatemala, western Honduras, Mexico
The Green-throated Mountain-gem has green upperparts; whitish underparts. Male has green throat patch; female doe not.
Similar to: Green-breasted Mountain-gem. Green-throated Mountain-gem has paler underparts than Green-breasted Mountain-gem. Ranges do not overlap.
Image by: 1) Cephas  2) Nick Athanas - Mexico


Mountain-gem,_Purple-throated  Lampornis calolaema   Found: Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama
The male Purple-throated Mountain-gem has bronze-green upperparts; purple-throat; purlish-green crown; dark gray tail. Female lacks bright crown, throat; has cinnamon underparts.
Iage by: 1, 6) Nick Athanas - Costa Rica   2) Doug_Greenberg - CR  3) Hans_Zwitzer  4) Joseph_Boone   - CR  5) Jerry_Feuerborn  - CR
1, 2, 3) Female 4, 5, 6) Male


Mountain-gem,_White-bellied  Lampornis hemileucus  Found: Costa Rica, Panama
The White-bellied Mountain-gem uas white stripe behind eye; bronzy tail; white underparts. Male has purple gorget.
Image by: 1) Cephas  2) Nick Athanas - Costa Rica  3) Michael_Woodruff - CR  4) Tom_Benson - CR


Mountain-gem,_White-throated  Lampornis castaneoventris  Found: Costa Rica, western Panama
The male White-throated Mountain-gem has a white throat. Female has cinnamon underparts.
Image by: 1, 3) Dominic Sherony   2, 4) Mdf - Guadalupe, Panama  5) Nick Athanas - Costa Rica  6, 7, 8) Dick Daniels - Boquette, Panama
1, 2) Female 3 - 8) Male



Genus Lamprolaima - 1 species

Hummingbird,_Garnet-throated  Lamprolaima rhami  Found: Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras
The Garnet-throated Hummingbird has iridescent green upperparts, crown, nape; short straight black bill. Male mainly black underparts; iridescent pink throat; violet upper-breast; black face. Female has dark face; white streak behind eye; spotted pink throat; grayish underparts.
Image by: 1) Cephas  2) Francesco_Veronesi - Mexico  3, 4) Carlos_Guzmán
2, 3) Female 4) Male



Genus Mellisuga
Two very small hummingbird species.

Hummingbird,_Bee   Mellisuga helenae  Found: Cuba and nearby islands.
The male Bee Hummingbird has bluish upperparts; fiery red throat (in good light); grayish white underparts. Female has green upperparts; whitish underparts; white tips to outer tail feathers. It has the smallest mass of any bird!
Image by: 1, 2, 3, 4) Charles_J_Sharp


Hummingbird,_Vervain  Mellisuga minima  Found: Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica
The Vervain Hummingbird can be ID in its range by its very small size. It has mostly green upperparts; white throat. Male has entirely dark tail; female has some white on tail tip.
Image by: 1, 2) Charles_Sharp - Jamaica
2) Female



Genus Microstilbon - 1 species

Woodstar,_Slender-tailed  Microstilbon burmeisteri  Found: Argentina, Bolivia
The Slender-tailed Woodstar has bronzy-green upperparts. Male has reddish-purple throat; white breast. Female has mainly buffy underparts.
Image by: 1) Cephas  2) Miguel_Andina  3) Ron_Knight - Argentina
2) Female 3) Male



Genus Myrmia - 1 species

Woodstar,_Short-tailed   Myrmia micrura  Found: Ecuador, Peru
The short-tailed Woodstar has very short tail; shining green upperparts; slightly downcurved black bill. Male has mainly white underparts; violet gorget border at sides by white malar streak.. Female has cinnamon-buff underparts; black outer tail feathers with white tips.
Image by: 1) Cephas  2) Amy McAndrews - Peru  3) Nick Athanas - Ecuador  4) David Cook - Peru  5) Juan_Luna - Peru




Genus Myrtis - 1 species

Woodstar,_Purple-collared  Myrtis fanny  Found: Ecuador, Peru
The male Purple-collared Woodstar has a teal throat with a purple collar. Female has buffy underparts; whitish collar; white tipped tail.
Image by: 1) Cephas  2) Nick Athanas - Peru  3) Michael_Woodruff  4) Amy_McAndrews
1) Female 2) Juvenile male 3) Male



Genus Panterpe - 1 species

Hummingbird,_Fiery-throated Panterpe insignis  Found: Costa Rica, Panama
The Fiery-throated Hummingbird has mainly green upperparts, belly; blue crown, breast patch bright orange throat. Blue and orange had to see in poor light.;
Image by: 1) Cephas  2) Nick Athanas - Costa Rica  3) Don_Faulkner - Costa Rica  4) Joseph_Boone - Costa Rica
1, 2) Possibly juvenile



Genus Patagona - 1 species

Hummingbird,_Giant  Patagona gigas  Found: mainly Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru, Ecuador also Columbia
The Giant Hummingbird is the larges of the hummers. It has mainly green and or brown plumage; white rump; pale eye-ring
Image by: 1) Cephas  2) Pato_Novoa  3) Nick Athanas - Peru 4) Mathias_Jacob - Chile
1) Juvenile  2) Female or juvenile



Genus Rhodopis - 1 species

Hummingbird,_Oasis  Rhodopis vesper  Found: Chile, Argentina
The Oasis Hummingbird has green upperparts; gray to white underpart; long down-curved bill; black and blue gorget; long forked tail; cinnamon rump.
Image by: 1) Cephas  2) Richard_Gibbons  3) Nick Athanas - Chile



Genus Sternoclyta - 1 species

Hummingbird,_Violet-chested  Sternoclyta cyanopectus  Found: Venezuela
The Violet-chested Hummingbird has glistening green upperparts; slightly down-curved bill. Male has violet breast patch. Female has white malar streak.
Image by: 1) Cephas  2, 3) Barloventomagico



Genus Thaumastura - 1 species
See also Doricha Sheartails

Sheartail,_Peruvian  Thaumastura cora  Found: mainly Peru; also Chile, Ecuador
The Peruvian Sheartail has green upperparts; white or pale gray underparts. Male has very long tail.
Image by: 1) Cephas  2, 4) Nick Athanas - Chile  3) David_Cook - Chile



Genus Tilmatura - 1 species

Hummingbird,_Sparkling-tailed  Tilmatura dupontii  Found: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
The Sparkling-tailed Hummingbird has green upperparts; slightly down-curved bil; white patch on each side of rumpl. The male has a long mainly black tail with some white bands; violet-blue gorget (usually nearly black in field); white breast-band, rump; rest underparts dusky green. Female has shorter tail; some white on the end; cinnamon underparts.
Image by: 1) Cephas  2) Gary_Kurtz  3, 4) Jorge_Montejo
2) Female  3, 4) Male





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