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This is a list of hummingbird genera in taxonomic order. List of hummingbirds has a complete species list sortable by common and binomial name.

Taxonomic lists of both genera and species are available at the subfamily pages Phaethornithinae and Trochilinae.

Subfamily Phaethornithinae

Hermit hummingbirds. Relatively dull. Iridescence slight and typically limited to the upperparts. Most have a dark face and elongated central rectrices with white, buff or ochraceous tips. Long bills slightly decurved in most species, but much variation across group.

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Subfamily Florisuginae

Subfamily Trochilinae

Typical hummingbirds. An incredible range of colors, shapes and sizes. Bills vary wildly. Sexes usually quite different in color; females often have metallic green upperparts and spangles on their white underside.

Tribe Polytmini

Doryfera ludovicae

Green-fronted Lancebill, Doryfera ludovicae

Augastes lumachella

Hooded Visorbearer, Augastes lumachella


Tribe Lesbiini

Purpurkehlnymphe

Male Purple-throated Mountain-gem
Lampornis calolaema

Tribe Coeligenini


Tribe Patagonini

Tribe Lampornini

Tribe Mellisugini

Tribe Trochilini

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Chlorostilbon portmanni, Gould

Male Short-tailed Emerald
Chlorostilbon portmanni


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Rubythroathummer65

Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Archilochus colubris



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