Checklist of Hummingbirds of

The following 59 species of hummingbirds have been reported from PANAMA. Two are rare or accidental, one is near-threatened, and four are endemic (one of which is vulnerable).

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. White-tipped Sicklebill, Eutoxeres aquila
  2. Rufous-breasted Hermit, Glaucis hirsuta
  3. Bronzy Hermit, Glaucis aenea
  4. Band-tailed Barbthroat, Threnetes ruckeri
  5. Green Hermit, Phaethornis guy
  6. Western Long-tailed Hermit, Phaethornis longirostris
  7. Pale-bellied Hermit, Phaethornis anthophilus
  8. Stripe-throated Hermit, Phaethornis striigularis
  9. Tooth-billed Hummingbird, Androdon aequatorialis
  10. Green-fronted Lancebill, Doryfera ludovicae
  11. Scaly-breasted Hummingbird, Phaeochroa cuvierii
  12. Violet Sabrewing, Campylopterus hemileucurus --PHOTOS
  13. White-necked Jacobin, Florisuga mellivora
  14. Brown Violet-ear, Colibri delphinae
  15. Green Violet-ear, Colibri thalassinus --PHOTOS
  16. Green-breasted Mango, Anthracothorax prevostii --PHOTOS
  17. Black-throated Mango, Anthracothorax nigricollis
  18. Veraguan Mango, Anthracothorax veraguensis (Endemic)
  19. Ruby-topaz Hummingbird, Chrysolampis mosquitus (Rare or Accidental)
  20. Violet-headed Hummingbird, Klais guimeti
  21. Rufous-crested Coquette, Lophornis delattrei
  22. White-crested Coquette, Lophornis adorabilis
  23. Green Thorntail, Discosura conversii
  24. Garden Emerald, Chlorostilbon assimilis
  25. Fiery-throated Hummingbird, Panterpe insignis
  26. White-tailed Emerald, Elvira chionura
  27. Stripe-tailed Hummingbird, Eupherusa eximia
  28. Black-bellied Hummingbird, Eupherusa nigriventris
  29. Rufous-cheeked Hummingbird, Goethalsia bella (Near-threatened)
  30. Violet-capped Hummingbird, Goldmania violiceps (Endemic)
  31. Violet-crowned Woodnymph, Thalurania colombica
  32. Green-crowned Woodnymph, Thalurania fannyi
  33. Violet-bellied Hummingbird, Damophila julie
  34. Sapphire-throated Hummingbird, Lepidopyga coeruleogularis
  35. Blue-throated Goldentail, Hylocharis eliciae
  36. Blue-headed Sapphire, Hylocharis grayi
  37. Rufous-tailed Hummingbird, Amazilia tzacatl
  38. Blue-chested Hummingbird, Polyerata amabilis
  39. Charming Hummingbird, Polyerata decora
  40. Snowy-bellied Hummingbird, Saucerottia edward
  41. Snowcap, Microchera albocoronata
  42. White-vented Plumeleteer, Chalybura buffonii
  43. Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer, Chalybura urochrysia
  44. White-bellied Mountain-gem, Lampornis hemileucus
  45. White-throated Mountain-gem, Lampornis castaneoventris (Endemic)
  46. Purple-throated Mountain-gem, Lampornis calolaema
  47. Gray-tailed Mountain-gem, Lampornis cinereicauda
  48. Green-crowned Brilliant, Heliodoxa jacula
  49. Magnificent (Rivoli's) Hummingbird, Eugenes fulgens --PHOTOS
  50. Greenish Puffleg, Haplophaedia aureliae
  51. Purple-crowned Fairy, Heliothryx barroti
  52. Long-billed Starthroat, Heliomaster longirostris
  53. Magenta-throated Woodstar, Calliphlox bryantae
  54. Purple-throated Woodstar, Calliphlox mitchellii
  55. Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Archilochus colubris (Rare or Accidental) --PHOTOS
  56. Gorgeted Woodstar, Chaetocercus heliodor
  57. Scintillant Hummingbird, Selasphorus scintilla
  58. Glow-throated Hummingbird, Selasphorus ardens (Endemic & Vulnerable)
  59. Volcano Hummingbird, Selasphorus flammula

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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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