20+ Different Types of Hummingbirds In The World

Saw-billed hermit

Hummingbirds are one of the most popular bird species native to the Americas and belong to biological family Trochilidae. The smallest one being the bee hummingbirds that measure   5 cm (2.0 in) and weighs approximately 2.0 g (0.07 oz). The largest hummingbird noticed was 23 cm (9.1 in) giant hummingbird and weight upto  2.0 g (0.07 oz). According to the International Ornithologists’ Union offers, there are  360 hummingbird species exist on planet Earth and all these are distributed among 112 genera. Two species of hummingbirds are extinct namely Brace’s emerald and Gould’s emerald. Here is the list of all 360 types of hummingbirds in the world,

Types of Hummingbirds

1. Crimson topaz

This is one of the most beautiful types of hummingbirds mostly seen in Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. It can reach upto a length of 21–23 centimetres and weight about 10 grams.

Crimson topaz

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2. Fiery topaz

The species is known for its beautiful plumage and native to the northern South America where its depends on nectar and insects.

Fiery topaz

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3. White-necked jacobin

White-necked jacobin is a bit large and beautiful hummingbird native to the  Mexico, south to Peru, Bolivia and south Brazil. It is also known as great jacobin and collared hummingbird. It prefer tall trees for nectar and also hawk for insects.

White-necked jacobin

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4. Black jacobin

Black jacobin is a beautiful type of humminbird mostly seen in the Atlantic Forest of eastern Brazil, Uruguay, eastern Paraguay, and far north-eastern Argentina.

Black jacobin

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5. White-tipped sicklebill

White-tipped sicklebill is native to the Costa Rica and Panama of Central America, and Colombia, Ecuador, and far northern Peru. The bill is curved in the adaptation of certain flowers mostly genera Centropogon and Heliconia.

White-tipped sicklebil

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6. Buff-tailed sicklebill

Buff-tailed sicklebill hummingbird is native to the Amazonian lowlands from southern Colombia and northern Ecuador to Peru and Bolivia. It can grow upto 5–6 in (13–15 cm) and wieghs approximately 8-12.5 gms.

Buff-tailed sicklebill

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7. Saw-billed hermit

Saw-billed hermit is one of the amazing types of hummingbirds mostly seen in southeastern Brazil and belongs to the genus Ramphodon.

Saw-billed hermit

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8. Hook-billed hermit

Hook-billed hermit is the endangered species of hummingbird native to the humid forests in eastern Brazil. The species is threatened by habitat loss and even changing migration patterns.

Hook-billed hermit

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9. Bronzy hermit

Bronzy hermit is a species of hummingbird mostly seen in the forests and thickets from eastern Honduras south to western Panama, and in the Chocó of western Colombia and north-western Ecuador.The bird species is very similar to the rufous-breasted hermit.

Bronzy hermit

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10. Rufous-breasted hermit

Rufous-breasted hermit also known as hairy hermit is a hummingbird species mostly seen in the  Panama south to Bolivia, and on Trinidad, Tobago and Grenada. On an average, it can grow 10.7 cm (4.2 in) long and weighs 7 g (0.25 oz).

Rufous-breasted hermit

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11. Band-tailed barbthroat

Band-tailed barbthroat is a medium size humming bird native to the southeastern Guatemala and Belize to western Ecuador and western Venezuela.

Band-tailed barbthroat

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12. Pale-tailed barbthroat

Pale-tailed barbthroat is an amazing types of hummingbirds mostly seen in the Amazon Basin and bordering countries such as  Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela.

Pale-tailed barbthroat

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13. Sooty barbthroat

Sooty barbthroat is a species of humminbird native to the northeastern part of the Amazon Basin.

Sooty barbthroat

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14. Broad-tipped hermit

Broad-tipped hermit is the species of humming bird mostly seen in the northeast Brazil. The species is not endangered.

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Broad-tipped hermit

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15. Dusky-throated hermit

Dusky-throated hermit is the species of hummingbird native to humid Atlantic Forest in south-eastern Brazil. It can grow upto 9 cm and can be identified by dark streaks on the throat.

16. Streak-throated hermit

Streak-throated hermit is one of the beautiful types of hummingbirds also known as the Rupurumi hermit. It is native to the forest, woodland and dense shrub in north-eastern South America.Streak-throated hermit has two subspecies that can grow upto 9 cm.

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17. Little hermit

Little hermit is also one o f the amazing types of hummingbirds mostly seen in the north-eastern Venezuel, northern Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana and Trinidad. The food of the species is nectar taken from wide variety of flowers.

Little hermit

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18. Tapajós hermit

Tapajós hermit is the species of hummingbird mostly seen in the south-eastern Amazon in Brazil. It was first described in the year 1950  as a subspecies of the little hermit. It is very closely related to the black-throated hermit.

19. Minute hermit

Minute hermit is the species of hummingbird native to the umid Atlantic Forest in south-eastern Brazil. It can grow up to 6.7 centimetres long and weight under 3 grams.

Minute hermit

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20. Cinnamon-throated hermit

Cinnamon-throated hermit is the species of hummingbird endemic to the semi-humid belt along the southern edge of the Amazon Rainforest of north-eastern Bolivia north-east to Maranhão in Brazil.

21. Black-throated hermit

Black-throated hermit is the species of hummingbirds mostly seen in the  Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. It loves to eat anthropods of the flowering plant such as Costus, Aechmea, Palicourea and Drymonia.

22. Stripe-throated hermit

Stripe-throated hermit is the species of hummingbird native to  Central America and north-western South America. It can grow upto  length of 9–10 cm and wieghs approximately 2–3 g.

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Stripe-throated hermit

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23. Grey-chinned hermit

Grey-chinned hermit is one of the most beautiful types of hummingbirds native to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela and even in northern Brazil.

Grey-chinned hermit

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24. Reddish hermit

Reddish hermit is a species of humming bird mostly seen in the Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, and in the Guianas. It can grow upto 7.5 cm (3 in) and a weight under 3 grams.

Reddish Hermit

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Written by Kan Dail