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Hummingbirds of Central America

Hummingbirds are found only in the Western Hemisphere, with almost half the species living in the "equatorial belt" between 10 degrees north and south of the equator.

The hummingbird family is very large, with 366 species and 112 genera, mostly south of the United States. Hummingbirds comprise the family Trochilidae, among the smallest of birds, with most species measuring in the 3"-5" range.

Many hummingbirds Central America or Mexico do not migrate, while some migrate north to their breeding grounds in the southern U.S. as early as February, and to areas further north later in the spring.

Map of Central America

 

Hummingbird Species in Central American Countries

Country Number of Species Read More
Mexico 58 Hummingbirds of Mexico
Guatemala 39 Hummingbirds of Guatemala
Belize 26 Hummingbirds of Belize
Honduras 42 Hummingbirds of Honduras
El Salvador 23 Hummingbirds of El Salvador
Nicaragua 34 Hummingbirds of Nicaragua
Costa Rica 54 Hummingbirds of Costa Rica
Panama 59 Hummingbirds of Panama

 


Photo Highlights of Hummingbirds Found in Central America

Green-breasted Mango Hummingbird
Green-breasted Mango Hummingbird
Green Violet-ear Hummingbird
Green Violet-ear Hummingbird
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Buff-bellied Hummingbird
Buff-bellied Hummingbird
White-necked Jacobin Hummingbird
White-necked Jacobin Hummingbird
Rivoli's Hummingbird
Rivoli's Hummingbird
Purple-crowned Fairy Hummingbird
Purple-crowned Fairy Hummingbird
Berylline Hummingbird
Berylline Hummingbird
White-eared Hummingbird
White-eared Hummingbird
Plain-capped Starthroat Hummingbird
Plain-capped Starthroat Hummingbird
Long-billed Hermit Hummingbird
Long-billed Hermit Hummingbird
Purple-throated Mountain Gem Hummingbird
Purple-throated Mountain Gem Hummingbird
Fiery-throated Hummingbird
Fiery-throated Hummingbird
Coppery-headed Emerald Hummingbird
Coppery-headed Emerald Hummingbird
Chestnut-breasted Coronet Hummingbird
Chestnut-breasted Coronet Hummingbird
Long-tailed Sylph Hummingbird
Long-tailed Sylph Hummingbird
Purple-billed Whitetip Hummingbird
Purple-billed Whitetip Hummingbird
Cinnamon Hummingbird
Cinnamon Hummingbird
Stripe-throated Hummingbird
Stripe-throated Hummingbird
White-bellied Mountain Gem Hummingbird
White-bellied Mountain Gem Hummingbird
White-throated Mountain Gem Hummingbird
White-throated Mountain Gem Hummingbird
Booted-racket Tail Hummingbird
Booted-racket Tail Hummingbird
Buff-tailed Coronet Hummingbird
Buff-tailed Coronet Hummingbird
Lucifer Hummingbird
Lucifer Hummingbird
Violet-crowned Hummingbird
Violet-crowned Hummingbird
Calliope Hummingbird
Calliope Hummingbird
Costa's Hummingbird
Costa's Hummingbird
Allen's Hummingbird
Allen's Hummingbird
Anna's Hummingbird
Anna's Hummingbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Broad-billed Hummingbird
Broad-billed Hummingbird
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
Green-crowned Brilliant Hummingbird
Green-crowned Brilliant Hummingbird
Special thanks go out to the great nature photographers Alan Schmierer and Rolf Riethof for sharing many of their beautiful public-domain photographs of hummingbirds on this website via Flickr.

 

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