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Hummingbird Species found in Jamaica

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

Five hummingbird species are known to occur on the island of Jamaica

  1. Red-billed Streamertail Trochilus polytmus – endemic
  2. Black-billed Streamertail Trochilus scitulus – endemic
  3. Jamaican Mango Anthracothorax mango – endemic
  4. Vervain Hummingbird Mellisuga minima – endemic
  5. Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris – accidental vagrant – Occurs naturally in eastern U.S. and southern Canada, winters in Mexico and Central America
  6. Leucistic Hummingbird (partial albino) photographed in 2012 by Ingimar Ragnarsson; mostly white, short tail with darker undertail feathers, black bill and eyes.

Vervain Hummingbird (Mellisuga minima)

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Gordon Ramel

Gordon is an ecologist with two degrees from Exeter University. He's also a teacher, a poet and the owner of 1,152 books. Oh - and he wrote this website.

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