Checklist of Hummingbirds of

The following 23 species of hummingbirds have been reported from EL SALVADOR.

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. Rufous Sabrewing, Campylopterus rufus
  2. Violet Sabrewing, Campylopterus hemileucurus
  3. Green Violet-ear, Colibri thalassinus --PHOTOS
  4. Green-breasted Mango, Anthracothorax prevostii --PHOTOS
  5. Emerald-chinned Hummingbird, Abeillia abeillei
  6. Stripe-tailed Hummingbird, Eupherusa eximia
  7. Blue-throated Goldentail, Hylocharis eliciae
  8. White-eared Hummingbird, Hylocharis leucotis --PHOTOS
  9. Cinnamon Hummingbird, Amazilia rutila
  10. White-bellied Emerald, Agyrtria candida
  11. Azure-crowned Hummingbird, Agyrtria cyanocephala
  12. Blue-tailed Hummingbird, Saucerottia cyanura
  13. Berylline Hummingbird, Saucerottia beryllina
  14. Amethyst-throated Hummingbird, Lampornis amethystinus
  15. Green-throated Mountain-gem, Lampornis viridipallens
  16. Garnet-throated Hummingbird, Lamprolaima rhami
  17. Magnificent (Rivoli's) Hummingbird, Eugenes fulgens --PHOTOS
  18. Plain-capped Starthroat, Heliomaster constantii --PHOTOS
  19. Long-billed Starthroat, Heliomaster longirostris
  20. Sparkling-tailed Hummingbird, Tilmatura dupontii
  21. Slender Sheartail, Doricha enicura
  22. Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Archilochus colubris --PHOTOS
  23. Wine-throated Hummingbird, Atthis ellioti

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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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