Hummingbird Pictures and Images by Species

We have gathered pictures of different types of hummingbirds by species for identification purposes. This includes all species of hummingbirds and all images are clickable and will lead you to their page that includes more in-depth information on each hummingbird.

Clicking on any of the below images will take you to the respective hummingbird species page – with information and more photos.


Hummingbirds found in the USA (by U.S. State)

Photos of …

  • Blue Hummingbirds – Those with significant blue plumage details
  • Emerald Hummingbirds – Mostly glittering green in plumage, females pale below. Some species occur in South America, and some on Caribbean islands.
  • Hermits / Sicklebills / Barbthroats (occur in Southern Mexico, Central and South America – plumage is typically brown, rufous, green and grey)
  • Lancebills (occur in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana, Panama, Peru and Venezuela)
  • Sabrewings (large hummingbirds that mostly occur in Central and South America, and some in Mexico)
  • Sunangels (genus: Aglaiocercus) – from South America
  • Pufflegs (South American Hummingbirds with distinctive feather “puffs” around their legs)
  • Violetears – Medium to large hummingbird species found in Mexico, and Central and northern South America. The Green Violetear occasionally wanders as far north as the United States and Canada. They have a violet-blue patch from their eyes down to their necks.
  • Starthroats – Mostly found in Mexico and Central America. Rare, seasonal visitors to the United States, specifically south-easternmost Arizona
  • Sylph Hummingbirds (genus: Aglaiocercus) from South America. Males have elongated outer tail-feathers.
  • Woodnymphs – Occur naturally in Central and South America, with only one race being found as far north as western Mexico.
  • Mangos: Mostly found in Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean islands. Rare cases of vagrants into the United States.
  • Streamertails (only found in Jamaica) – glossy green hummingbirds; breeding-age males have long tail feathers; in fact, the longest tail feathers of any hummingbird species.
  • Woodstars: (mostly South America, but also one Central American species and one from the Bahamas)

Hummingbird Photos, Pictures and Images

Gould's Inca
Thorntail (Discosura conversii)
Bearded Helmetcrest (Oxypogon
Green-throated Carib (Eulampis holosericeus)
Purple-throated Carib
(Eulampis jugularis)
Golden-tailed Sapphire
Hummingbird (Campylopterus. macrourus)
Black-bellied Hummingbird
Sword-billed Hummingbird
(Ensifera ensifera)
White-tailed Hillstar
(Urochroa bougueri)
Mexican Sheartail
Lucifer Hummingbird
White-vented Plumeleteer
(Chalybura buffonii)
Starfrontlet (Coeligena iris)
Tufted Coquette
Rufous-crested Coquette
(Lophornis delattrei)
Antillean Crested
Many-spotted Hummingbird
(Taphrospilus hypostictus)
Shining-Green Hummingbird
Steely-vented Hummingbird
Hummingbird (Damophila julie)
Gilded Hummingbird
(Hylocharis chrysura)
Bee Hummingbird
Bumblebee Hummingbird
(Atthis heloisa) - Adult Male
Blue-throated Goldentail
Canivet's Emeralds (Chlorostilbon
canivetii) - also known as Fork-tailed Emeralds
Canivet's or Fork-tailed Emerald (Chlorostilbon canivetii) - Female
Male Salvin's Emerald
White-Bellied Emerald (Amazilia


Hummingbird Information

Clicking on any of the below images will take you to the respective hummingbird species page – with information and more photos.

Hummingbirds found in the USA (by U.S. State) … CanadaMexicoPuerto RicoPuerto RicoJamaicaHonduras(includes photos and links to species pages)

Hummingbird Photos Page 2 below / Page 1 / Page 3

Mangrove Hummingbird - only found in Costa Rica
Marvellous Spatuletail (Loddigesia mirabilis)
Purple-crowned Fairy  (Heliothryx barroti)
Red-footed Plumeleteer
Vervain Hummingbird (Mellisuga minima)
Gould’s Jewelfront (Heliodoxa aurescens)
Violet-fronted Brilliant (Heliodoxa leadbeateri)
Buff-tailed Coronet, Boissonneaua flavescens
Brown Inca
Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Amazilia yucatanensis
Brazilian Ruby
Empress Brilliant (Heliodoxa imperatrix)
Rainbow-bearded Thornbill (Chalcostigma herrani)
Berylline Hummingbird, Amazilia beryllina
Anna's Hummingbird
Blue-tailed Hummingbird
Broad-billed Hummingbird male
Purple-bibbed Whitetip (Urosticte benjamini)
Violet-headed Hummingbird (Klais guimeti)
Sombre Hummingbird (Aphantochroa cirrochloris)
Broad-tailed Hummingbird Male
Violet-crowned Hummingbird (Amazilia violiceps)
White-necked Jacobin
White-bellied Mountain-gem
Black-eared Fairy (Heliothryx auritus)
Grey-tailed Mountain Gem
Green-crowned Brilliant Hummingbird
Red-tailed Comet (Sappho sparganura)
Magenta-throated Hummingbird
Magnificent Hummingbird
Crimson Topaz
Ruby-topaz Hummingbird - Male, Chrysolampis mosquitus
Xantus’s Hummingbird Female
Xanthus Hummingbird Male
Ruby-topaz Hummingbird - Male, Chrysolampis mosquitus
Rufous Hummingbird
White-throated Mountain-gems
Blue-chinned Saphire Hummingbird (Female)
Giant Hummingbird (Patagona gigas)
Black Jacobin (Florisuga fusca)
Black-tailed Trainbearer
Fawn-breasted Brilliant Hummingbird
Ecuadorian Hillstar
Gray-tailed Mountain Gem
Green-Throated Mountain-Gem (Lampornis viridipallens)
Blue-Throated Hummingbird, Lampornis clemenciae
Garnet-throated Hummingbird (Lamprolaima rhami
Amazilia Hummingbird (Amazilia amazilia)
Blue-chested Hummingbird (Amazilia amabilis)
Charming or Beryl-crowned Hummingbird
Sapphire-throated Hummingbird
White-chinned Sapphire
Bumblebee Hummingbird (Atthis heloisa)
Cinnamon Hummingbird (Amazilia rutila)
Copper-rumped Hummingbird, Amazilia tobaci
Costa Rica Hummingbird
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Black-throated Brilliant
Great Sapphirewing
Tumbes Hummingbird (Leucippus baeri)
Bearded Mountaineer
White-eared Hummingbird, Basilinna leucotis
Snowy-bellied Hummingbird
Booted Racket-tailed Hummingbird
Chestnut breasted Coronet Hummingbird
Male Collared Inca (Coeligena torquata)
Volcano Hummingbird (Selasphorus flammula) - female
Male Volcano Hummingbird
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl)
Scaly-breasted Hummingbird (Phaeochroa cuvierii)
Scintillant Hummingbird
Shining Sunbeam
Tyrian Metaltail (Metallura tyrianthina)
Speckled Hummingbird
Velvet-purple Coronet (Boissonneaua jardini)
White-crested Coquettes (Lophornis adorabilis)
Wire-crested Thorntail (Discosura popelairii)
Black-crested Coquette (Lophornis helenae)
Ecuadorian Piedtail
Viridian Metaltail (Metallura williami)
Stripe-tailed Hummingbird
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