Checklist of Hummingbirds of

The following 26 species of hummingbirds have been reported from BELIZE.

Taxonomy is after Clements 5th edition (updated 2004).

Click on the word "PHOTOS" below for illustrations of selected hummingbird species.(NOTE: If you have a clear photo of any of the species below and would like to submit it for posting on this Operation RubyThroat Web site, please send it via E-mail to PROJECTS with photographer's name, date & location of photo, and anecdotal info about the bird.)

  1. Band-tailed Barbthroat, Threnetes ruckeri
  2. Western Long-tailed Hermit, Phaethornis longirostris
  3. Stripe-throated Hermit, Phaethornis striigularis
  4. Scaly-breasted Hummingbird, Phaeochroa cuvierii
  5. Wedge-tailed Sabrewing, Campylopterus curvipennis
  6. Violet Sabrewing, Campylopterus hemileucurus --PHOTOS
  7. White-necked Jacobin, Florisuga mellivora
  8. Brown Violet-ear, Colibri delphinae
  9. Green-breasted Mango, Anthracothorax prevostii --PHOTOS
  10. Emerald-chinned Hummingbird, Abeillia abeillei
  11. Black-crested Coquette, Lophornis helenae
  12. Canivet's Emerald, Chlorostilbon canivetii
  13. Stripe-tailed Hummingbird, Eupherusa eximia
  14. Violet-crowned Woodnymph, Thalurania colombica
  15. Blue-throated Goldentail, Hylocharis eliciae
  16. Rufous-tailed Hummingbird, Amazilia tzacatl
  17. Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Amazilia yucatanensis
  18. Cinnamon Hummingbird, Amazilia rutila
  19. White-bellied Emerald, Agyrtria candida
  20. Azure-crowned Hummingbird, Agyrtria cyanocephala
  21. Green-fronted Hummingbird, Agyrtria viridifrons
  22. Purple-crowned Fairy, Heliothryx barroti
  23. Plain-capped Starthroat, Heliomaster constantii --PHOTOS
  24. Long-billed Starthroat, Heliomaster longirostris
  25. Sparkling-tailed Hummingbird, Tilmatura dupontii
  26. Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Archilochus colubris --PHOTOS

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NOTE: Although Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are the primary focus of "Operation RubyThroat: The Hummingbird Project", we are also interested in other hummingbird species--especially vagrants that appear in winter (mid-October through mid-March) in the eastern U.S. If you know of a wintering hummingbird east of the Mississippi, please report it to the Research Department at Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History. We will contact a local hummingbird bander about capturing the bird, identifying and banding it, and releasing it unharmed.

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