Seeing hummingbirds of Guatemala with CAYAYA BIRDING:
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)

38 species of hummingbirds have been recorded in Guatemala, of which 34 are covered in this photo collecion.

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White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora)

White-necked Jacobin White-necked Jacobin nest

Long-billed Hermit (Phaethornis longirostris)

Long-billed Hermit

Stripe-throated Hermit (Phaethornis striigularis)

Stripe-throated Hermit

Mexican Violetear (Colbri thalassinus)

Mexican Violetear Mexican Violetear Mexican Violetear Mexican Violetear Mexican Violetear

Purple-crowned Fairy (Heliothryx barroti)

Purple-crowned Fairy

Green-breasted Mango (Anthracothorax prevostii)

Green-breasted Mango male female Green-breasted Mango Green-breasted Mango nest

Black-crested Coquette (Lophornis helenae)

male Black-crested Coquette female Black-crested Coquette

Rivoli's Hummingbird (Eugenes fulgens)

male Rivoli's Hummingbird male Rivoli's Hummingbird female Rivoli's Hummingbird male Rivoli's Hummingbird

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Long-billed Starthroat (Heliomaster longirostris)

Long-billed Starthroat

Plain-capped Starthroat (Heliomaster constantii)

Plain-capped Starthroat

Green-throated Mountain-gem (Lampornis viridipallens)

Green-throated Mountain-gem male Green-throated Mountain-gem female Green-throated Mountain-gem male Green-throated Mountain-gem male Green-throated Mountain-gem male Green-throated Mountain-gem male male Green-throated Mountain-gem

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Amethyst-throated Hummingbird (Lampornis amethystinus)

male Amethyst-throated Hummingbird female Amethyst-throated Hummingbird male Amethyst-throated Hummingbird female Amethyst-throated Hummingbird

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Garnet-throated Hummingbird (Lamprolaima rhami)

male Garnet-throated Hummingbird female Garnet-throated Hummingbird male Garnet-throated Hummingbird immature male Garnet-throated Hummingbird

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Slender Sheartail (Doricha enicura)

male Slender Sheartail male Slender Sheartail juvenile Slender Sheartail female Slender Sheartail

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Sparkling-tailed Hummingbird or Sparkling-tailed Woodstar (Tilmatura dupontii)

male Sparkling-tailed Hummingbird female Sparkling-tailed Hummingbird male Sparkling-tailed Hummingbird male Sparkling-tailed Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)

male Ruby-throated Hummingbird female Ruby-throated Hummingbird female Ruby-throated Hummingbird pollen-powdered female Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Read about Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in Christmas Bird Counts in Guatemala.

Wine-throated Hummingbird (Atthis ellioti)

male Wine-throated Hummingbird female Wine-throated Hummingbird male Wine-throated Hummingbird male Wine-throated Hummingbird in flight

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Broad-tailed Hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus)

male Broad-tailed Hummingbird male Broad-tailed Hummingbird female Broad-tailed Hummingbird male Broad-tailed Hummingbird male Broad-tailed Hummingbird male Broad-tailed Hummingbird male Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Canivet's Emerald (Chlorostilbon canivetii)

male Canivet's Emerald female Canivet's Emerald

Emerald-chinned Hummingbird (Abeillia abeillei)

male Emerald-chinned Hummingbird female Emerald-chinned Hummingbird

Scaly-breasted Hummingbird (Phaechroa cuvierii)

Scaly-breasted Hummingbird

Wedge-tailed Sabrewing (Campylopterus curvipennis)

Wedge-tailed Sabrewing Wedge-tailed Sabrewing

Rufous Sabrewing (Campylopterus rufus)

Rufous Sabrewing Rufous Sabrewing

Violet Sabrewing (Campylopterus hemileucurus)

Violet Sabrewing male Violet Sabrewing female Violet Sabrewing male Violet Sabrewing male Violet Sabrewing female Violet Sabrewing male Violet Sabrewing female Violet Sabrewing with pollen

Crowned Woodnymph (Thalurania colombica)

Crowned Woodnymph

White-bellied Emerald (Amazilia candida)

White-bellied Emerald White-bellied Emerald White-bellied Emerald nesting

Azure-crowned Hummingbird (Amazilia cyanocephala)

Azure-crowned Hummingbird Azure-crowned Hummingbird

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Berylline Hummingbird (Amazilia beryllina)

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Blue-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia cyanura)

Blue-tailed Hummingbird Blue-tailed Hummingbird

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl)

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird Rufous-tailed Hummingbird nesting

Cinnamon Hummingbird (Amazilia rutila)

Cinnamon Hummingbird

Green-fronted Hummingbird (Amazilia viridifrons)

Green-fronted Hummingbird

Blue-throated Goldentail or Blue-throated Sapphire (Hylocharis eliciae)

Blue-throated Goldentail

White-eared Hummingbird (Hylocharis leucotis)

White-eared Hummingbird White-eared Hummingbird nesting White-eared Hummingbird

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Contributions by Knut Eisermann and Claudia Avendaño of CAYAYA BIRDING to the knowledge about hummingbirds in Guatemala

  • Eisermann, K. & C. Avendaño (2018) An update on the inventory, distribution and residency status of bird species in Guatemala. Bulletin British Ornithologists' Club 138: 148-229.
  • Eisermann, K., C. Avendaño & P. Tanimoto (2013). Birds of the Cerro El Amay Important Bird Area, Quiché, Guatemala. Cotinga 35: 81-93.
  • Eisermann, K. & C. Avendaño (2009) Guatemala. Pp. 235-242 In: C. Devenish, D. F. Diaz Fernández, R. P. Clay, I. Davidson & I. Y. Zabala (eds.) Important Bird Areas Americas, priority sites for biodiversity conservation. BirdLife Conservation Series 16. Birdlife International, Quito, Ecuador.
  • Eisermann, K. & C. Avendaño (2009) Conservation priority-setting in Guatemala through the identification of Important Bird Areas. Proceedings of the Fourth International Partners in Flight Conference, Tundra to Tropics: 315-327.
  • Eisermann, K. & C. Avendaño (2007) Lista comentada de las aves de Guatemala - Annotated checklist of the birds of Guatemala. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Eisermann, K. & C. Avendaño (2006) Diversidad de aves en Guatemala, con una lista bibliográfica. Pp. 525-623 In: E. Cano (ed.) Biodiversidad de Guatemala, Vol. 1. Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala.
  • Eisermann, K. & U. Schulz (2005) Birds of a high-altitude cloud forest in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. Revista de Biología Tropical 53: 577-594.
  • More about our bird research in Guatemala.

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