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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 Florisuginae[]

Tribe Topazini[]

Tribe Florisugini[]

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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Phaethornis eurynome

File:Eutoxeres aquila.jpg

Eutoxeres aquila

File:Tawny-bellied Hermit (Phaethornis syrmatophorus).jpg

Phaethornis syrmatophorus

File:Phaethornis longirostris baroni.jpg

Phaethornis longirostris

Tribe Eutoxerini[]

Tribe Phaethornithini[]

Subfamily Polytminae[]

Doryfera ludovicae

Green-fronted Lancebill, Doryfera ludovicae

Augastes lumachella

Hooded Visorbearer, Augastes lumachella

Subfamily Lesbiinae[]

Tribe Lesbiini[]


Male Purple-throated Mountain-gem
Lampornis calolaema

Tribe Coeligenini[]

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 Patagonini[]

Tribe Lampornini[]

Tribe Mellisugini[]

Tribe Cynanthini[]


Male Violet Sabrewing
Campylopterus hemileucurus

Chlorostilbon portmanni, Gould

Male Short-tailed Emerald
Chlorostilbon portmanni

Tribe Trochilini[]

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Male Rufous Hummingbird
Selasphorus rufus


Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Archilochus colubris

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