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

Chlorostilbon portmanni, Gould

Male Short-tailed Emerald
Chlorostilbon portmanni

Tribe Trochilini

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Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Archilochus colubris

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