Checklist of Hummingbirds of

The following 58 species of hummingbirds have been reported from MEXICO; 12 species are endemic and many of those are vulnerable or 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. Western Long-tailed Hermit, Phaethornis longirostris
  2. Eastern Long-tailed Hermit, Phaethornis superciliosus
  3. Stripe-throated Hermit, Phaethornis striigularis
  4. Scaly-breasted Hummingbird, Phaeochroa cuvierii
  5. Wedge-tailed Sabrewing, Campylopterus curvipennis
  6. Long-tailed Sabrewing, Campylopterus excellens (Endemic & Near-threatened)
  7. Rufous Sabrewing, Campylopterus rufus
  8. Violet Sabrewing, Campylopterus hemileucurus
  9. White-necked Jacobin, Florisuga mellivora
  10. Green Violet-ear, Colibri thalassinus --PHOTOS
  11. Green-breasted Mango, Anthracothorax prevostii --PHOTOS
  12. Emerald-chinned Hummingbird, Abeillia abeillei
  13. Short-crested Coquette, Lophornis brachylophus (Endemic & Critically endangered)
  14. Black-crested Coquette, Lophornis helenae
  15. Golden-crowned Emerald, Chlorostilbon auriceps (Endemic)
  16. Cozumel Emerald, Chlorostilbon forficatus (Endemic)
  17. Canivet's Emerald, Chlorostilbon canivetii
  18. Blue-capped Hummingbird, Eupherusa cyanophrys (Endemic & Endangered)
  19. White-tailed Hummingbird, Eupherusa poliocerca (Endemic & Vulnerable)
  20. Stripe-tailed Hummingbird, Eupherusa eximia
  21. Dusky Hummingbird, Cynanthus sordidus (Endemic)
  22. Broad-billed Hummingbird, Cynanthus latirostris --PHOTOS
  23. Mexican Woodnymph, Thalurania ridgwayi (Endemic & Vulnerable)
  24. Blue-throated Goldentail, Hylocharis eliciae
  25. Xantus's Hummingbird, Hylocharis xantusii (Endemic)--PHOTOS
  26. White-eared Hummingbird, Hylocharis leucotis --PHOTOS
  27. Rufous-tailed Hummingbird, Amazilia tzacatl
  28. Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Amazilia yucatanensis --PHOTOS
  29. Cinnamon Hummingbird, Amazilia rutila
  30. White-bellied Emerald, Agyrtria candida
  31. Azure-crowned Hummingbird, Agyrtria cyanocephala
  32. Violet-crowned Hummingbird, Agyrtria violiceps --PHOTOS
  33. Green-fronted Hummingbird, Agyrtria viridifrons
  34. Blue-tailed Hummingbird, Saucerottia cyanura
  35. Berylline Hummingbird, Saucerottia beryllina
  36. Blue-throated Hummingbird, Lampornis clemenciae
  37. Amethyst-throated Hummingbird, Lampornis amethystinus
  38. Green-throated Mountain-gem, Lampornis viridipallens
  39. Garnet-throated Hummingbird, Lamprolaima rhami
  40. Magnificent (Rivoli's) Hummingbird, Eugenes fulgens --PHOTOS
  41. Purple-crowned Fairy, Heliothryx barroti
  42. Plain-capped Starthroat, Heliomaster constantii --PHOTOS
  43. Long-billed Starthroat, Heliomaster longirostris
  44. Sparkling-tailed Hummingbird, Tilmatura dupontii
  45. Slender Sheartail, Doricha enicura
  46. Mexican Sheartail, Doricha eliza (Endemic)
  47. Lucifer Hummingbird, Calothorax lucifer --PHOTOS
  48. Beautiful Hummingbird, Calothorax pulcher (Endemic)
  49. Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Archilochus colubris --PHOTOS
  50. Black-chinned Hummingbird, Archilochus alexandri --PHOTOS
  51. Anna's Hummingbird, Calypte anna --PHOTOS
  52. Costa's Hummingbird, Calypte costae --PHOTOS
  53. Bumblebee Hummingbird, Atthis heloisa (Endemic)
  54. Wine-throated Hummingbird, Atthis ellioti
  55. Calliope Hummingbird, Stellula calliope --PHOTOS
  56. Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Selasphorus platycercus --PHOTOS
  57. Rufous Hummingbird, Selasphorus rufus --PHOTOS
  58. Allen's Hummingbird, Selasphorus sasin --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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