Seeing Garnet-throated Hummingbird in Guatemala
with CAYAYA BIRDING

Garnet-throated Hummingbird in Guatemala
A male Garnet-throated Hummingbird Lamprolaima rhami in the highlands of Guatemala.

Garnet-throated Hummingbird (Lamprolaima rhami) lives in the highlands of southern Mexico and northern Central America (Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras). This is a high-elevation species rarely occurring below 2000 m (6560 ft).

Garnet-throated Hummingbird habitat in Guatemala
High-elevation cloud forest, habitat of Garnet-throated Hummingbird in Guatemala.

In Guatemala, Garnet-throated Hummingbird is locally common in high-elevation cloud forests. Populations perform local altitudinal migrations.

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Photographs of Garnet-throated Hummingbird seen during CAYAYA BIRDING tours in Guatemala

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Garnet-throated Hummingbird male
A male Garnet-throated Hummingbird Lamprolaima rhami in a cloud forest in the Guatemalan highlands.

Contributions by Knut Eisermann and Claudia Avendaño of CAYAYA BIRDING to the knowledge about Garnet-throated Hummingbird

  • 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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