Checklist of Hummingbirds of

The following 39 species of hummingbirds have been reported from GUATEMALA.

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. Rufous Sabrewing, Campylopterus rufus
  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. Emerald-chinned Hummingbird, Abeillia abeillei
  13. Black-crested Coquette, Lophornis helenae
  14. Canivet's Emerald, Chlorostilbon canivetii
  15. Stripe-tailed Hummingbird, Eupherusa eximia
  16. Violet-crowned Woodnymph, Thalurania colombica
  17. Blue-throated Goldentail, Hylocharis eliciae
  18. White-eared Hummingbird, Hylocharis leucotis --PHOTOS
  19. Rufous-tailed Hummingbird, Amazilia tzacatl
  20. Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Amazilia yucatanensis --PHOTOS
  21. Cinnamon Hummingbird, Amazilia rutila
  22. White-bellied Emerald, Agyrtria candida
  23. Azure-crowned Hummingbird, Agyrtria cyanocephala
  24. Green-fronted Hummingbird, Agyrtria viridifrons
  25. Blue-tailed Hummingbird, Saucerottia cyanura
  26. Berylline Hummingbird, Saucerottia beryllina
  27. Amethyst-throated Hummingbird, Lampornis amethystinus
  28. Green-throated Mountain-gem, Lampornis viridipallens
  29. Garnet-throated Hummingbird, Lamprolaima rhami
  30. Magnificent (Rivoli's) Hummingbird, Eugenes fulgens --PHOTOS
  31. Purple-crowned Fairy, Heliothryx barroti
  32. Plain-capped Starthroat, Heliomaster constantii --PHOTOS
  33. Long-billed Starthroat, Heliomaster longirostris
  34. Sparkling-tailed Hummingbird, Tilmatura dupontii
  35. Slender Sheartail, Doricha enicura
  36. Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Archilochus colubris --PHOTOS
  37. Wine-throated Hummingbird, Atthis ellioti
  38. Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Selasphorus platycercus --PHOTOS
  39. Rufous Hummingbird, Selasphorus rufus --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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