The Swallow-tailed or Cayenne Fork-tailed Hummingbird (Campylopterus. macrourus) is also known as Common or Brazilian Swallowtail. Its common name was derived from its long, deeply forked, somewhat swallow-like tail.

Swallow-tailed Hummingbirds (Eupetomena macroura): Origin, Description, Photos, Diet and Breeding

Rufous-tailed hummingbird: This is a common bird of riverbanks and woodlands, living everywhere from open country to the edges of forests, and even coffee plantations (yes, your morning coffee might have been pollinated by a rufous-tailed hummingbird!). Not only your coffee, but perhaps also the banana you're snacking on, since they also love visiting the flowers of banana trees. Highly aggressive about defending their feeding territory, they're usually the top hummingbird in an area.

18 strange and beautiful hummingbird species

Highly aggressive about defending their feeding territory, they're usually the top hummingbird in an area

The Swallow-tailed Hummingbird (Eupetomena macroura) is found mainly in east-central South America. The majority of the Swallow-tailed Hummingbird is in Brazil.

The Volcano Hummingbird (Selasphorus flammula) is a very small hummingbird which breeds only in the mountains of Costa Rica and Chiriqui, Panama.    This tiny endemic bird inhabits open brushy areas, paramo, and edges of elfin forest at altitudes from 1850 m to the highest peaks. It is only 7.5 cm long. The male weighs 2.5 g and the female 2.8 g. The black bill is short and straight.

Volcano Hummingbird (Selasphorus flammula) is a very small hummingbird which breeds only in the mountains of Costa Rica and Chiriqui, Panama. This tiny endemic bird inhabits open brushy areas at altitudes from 1850 m to the highest peaks.

Red-Tailed Comet Hummingbird. Photo by Glrnn Bartley Nature Photography.

(Sappho sparganurus) Central Andes of Bolivia and Argentina. The male has a spectacular, long, iridescent, golden-reddish tail and reaches 22 cm in length.

Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Broad-tailed Hummingbird Selasphorus platycercus Rare to occasional winter visitor

White-necked Jacobin male (a hummingbird) by silverbeardhow*

White-necked Jacobin male Hummingbird (Florisuga mellivora) Mexico, south to Peru, Bolivia and Southern Brazil.

Green-crowned Brilliant Hummingbird

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Green-crowned Brilliant Hummingbird Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Larry Linton

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