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Hummingbirds of Brazil

Many travelers to Brazil enjoy the sights and sounds of Rio de Janeiro, visiting the Amazon forest, Carnaval, marveling at Christ the Redeemer, beach holidays, rides on the Sugarloaf Mountain Cable Car, and ... watching hummingbirds in one of the world's largest and most exciting countries!

About Brazil

Brazil is the largest and easternmost country in South America and in Latin America. It is the world's fifth-largest country by area and the seventh most populous. The capital city is Brasília, and its most populous city is São Paulo.

Brazil has one of the richest bird diversities in the world. Brazil hosts about 60% of the bird species recorded for all of South America. The avifauna of Brazil include a total of 1,860 confirmed species of which 238 are endemic.

Birdwatchers can explore many natural regions in Brazil, and choose from experienced birding tour operators, offering options for ecotours, duration, locales, lodging, and transportation.

Enjoy your hummingbird explorations and tours in Brazil!

Map of Brazil


The Family of Hummingbirds

The hummingbird family is large, with 366 species and 112 genera, mostly south of the United States. Hummingbirds live only in the Western Hemisphere, with nearly half the species living in the "equatorial belt" between 10 degrees north and south of the equator. Many species are found in Bolivia and adjacent areas of Brazil, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Paraguay.

Hummingbirds comprise the family Trochilidae, among the smallest of birds, with most species measuring in the 3"-5" range.

Numerous birding tour guide operators are available in Brazil for birdwatchers, offering options that include transportation, lodging, duration, and locales, and lodging.


Hummingbird Species in Brazil

Brazil is home to about 81 species of hummingbirds, listed in the chart below in alphabetical order. Checkmarks indicate which species are found in Bolivia. Differing birding sources may report small variation in numbers of species. This database represents our best effort to create an accurate species listing.

Click the image below for a complete list of species in PDF format. Or click here to view the species list (PDF)


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