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Hummingbirds of El Salvador

Map showing the location of El Salvador in Central America
Map showing the location of El Salvador in Central America

El Salvador is a popular tourist destination for hiking, fishing, architectural discovery, photography, and ... hummingbirds!

About El Salvador

The Republic of El Salvador is located in Central America, south of Guatemala, and west of Honduras. The country is also bordered to the south by the Pacific Ocean. The population of the country is over 6,000,000 residents, and its capital and largest city is San Salvador. It is the smallest and most densely populated country in continental America.

El Salvador is located on the Ring of Fire, with its most well-known volcano being Volcan Chaparrastique (San Miguel Volcano), which has the most volcanic activity in the country. The tallest volcano is Ilamatepec (Santa Ana Volcano), stretching 7,821 feet (2,381 meters) above sea level.

The country is characterized by a tropical climate with wet and dry seasons; temperatures vary with elevation and show little seasonal change.

El Salvador is home to more than 500 species of birds, 1,000 species of butterflies, 400 species of orchids, 800 species of trees, and 800 species of marine fish. And many species of hummingbirds!

Enjoy your hummingbird tours and explorations in El Salvador!

Map of El Salvador

 

Hummingbird Species in El Salvador

Hummingbirds exist only in the Western Hemisphere, with nearly half of the species living in the "equatorial belt," between 10 degrees north and south of the equator. The hummingbird family is large, with 366 species and 112 genera, mostly south of the United States, and many in Guatemala.

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

 

El Salvador is home to about 23 species of hummingbirds, listed below. Some hummingbirds in El Salvador do not migrate. The Ruby-throated Hummingbird and a few others do migrate north into the United States in warmer months.

  • Amethyst-throated Hummingbird
  • Azure-crowned Hummingbird
  • Beryline Hummingbird
  • Blue-tailed Hummingbird
  • Blue-throated Goldentail Hummingbird
  • Cinnamon Hummingbird
  • Emerald-chinned Hummingbird
  • Garnet-throated Hummingbird
  • Green-breasted Mango Hummingbird
  • Green-throated Mountain Gem Hummingbird
  • Green Violet-ear Hummingbird
  • Long-billed Starthroat Hummingbird

 

Photo Highlights of Hummingbirds Found in El Salvador

Green-breasted Mango Hummingbird
Green-breasted Mango Hummingbird
Green Violet-ear Hummingbird
Green Violet-ear Hummingbird
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Berylline Hummingbird
Berylline Hummingbird
Rivoli's Hummingbird
Rivoli's Hummingbird
White-eared Hummingbird
White-eared Hummingbird
Plain-capped Starthroat Hummingbird
Plain-capped Starthroat Hummingbird
Cinnamon Hummingbird
Cinnamon 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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