Checklist of Hummingbirds of

The following 42 species of hummingbirds have been reported from HONDURAS. One species is endemic and critically endangered.

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. Bronzy Hermit, Glaucis aenea
  2. Band-tailed Barbthroat, Threnetes ruckeri
  3. Western Long-tailed Hermit, Phaethornis longirostris
  4. Stripe-throated Hermit, Phaethornis striigularis
  5. Scaly-breasted Hummingbird, Phaeochroa cuvierii
  6. Wedge-tailed Sabrewing, Campylopterus curvipennis
  7. Violet Sabrewing, Campylopterus hemileucurus --PHOTOS
  8. White-necked Jacobin, Florisuga mellivora
  9. Brown Violet-ear, Colibri delphinae
  10. Green Violet-ear, Colibri thalassinus --PHOTOS
  11. Green-breasted Mango, Anthracothorax prevostii --PHOTOS
  12. Violet-headed Hummingbird, Klais guimeti
  13. Emerald-chinned Hummingbird, Abeillia abeillei
  14. Black-crested Coquette, Lophornis helenae
  15. Canivet's Emerald, Chlorostilbon canivetii
  16. Stripe-tailed Hummingbird, Eupherusa eximia
  17. Violet-crowned Woodnymph, Thalurania colombica
  18. Blue-throated Goldentail, Hylocharis eliciae
  19. White-eared Hummingbird, Hylocharis leucotis --PHOTOS
  20. Rufous-tailed Hummingbird, Amazilia tzacatl
  21. Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Amazilia yucatanensis --PHOTOS
  22. Cinnamon Hummingbird, Amazilia rutila
  23. White-bellied Emerald, Agyrtria candida
  24. Azure-crowned Hummingbird, Agyrtria cyanocephala
  25. Honduran Emerald, Polyerata luciae (Endemic & Critically endangered)
  26. Blue-tailed Hummingbird, Saucerottia cyanura
  27. Berylline Hummingbird, Saucerottia beryllina
  28. Snowcap, Microchera albocoronata
  29. Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer, Chalybura urochrysia
  30. Amethyst-throated Hummingbird, Lampornis amethystinus
  31. Green-throated Mountain-gem, Lampornis viridipallens
  32. Green-breasted Mountain-gem, Lampornis sybillae
  33. Purple-throated Mountain-gem, Lampornis calolaema
  34. Garnet-throated Hummingbird, Lamprolaima rhami
  35. Magnificent (Rivoli's) Hummingbird, Eugenes fulgens --PHOTOS
  36. Purple-crowned Fairy, Heliothryx barroti
  37. Plain-capped Starthroat, Heliomaster constantii --PHOTOS
  38. Long-billed Starthroat, Heliomaster longirostris
  39. Sparkling-tailed Hummingbird, Tilmatura dupontii
  40. Slender Sheartail, Doricha enicura
  41. Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Archilochus colubris --PHOTOS
  42. 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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