Trochilidae – Hummingbirds

Selasphorus Calliope – Calliope Hummingbird

Selasphorus calliope, rhe calliope hummingbird is the tiniest bird in North America. It breeds in the west from California to British Columbia and winters in the southwest, Mexico, and Central America. It was originally thought to be the only Stellula species, but new evidence places it in Selasphorus. The Greek muse Calliope inspired the name. […]

Archilochus Alexandri – Black-Chinned Hummingbird

Known as Archilochus alexandri, the black-chinned hummingbird lives in a variety of habitats around the world. A migratory bird, this bird ranges south as far as Mexico during the winter months. Quick Overview: Archilochus Alexandri – Black-Chinned HummingbirdBody size: Around 3.5-4 in (9-10 cm) and a weight of 3 g (0.1 oz) Main colors: Black, Purple, […]

Calypte Anna – Anna’s hummingbird

Anna’s hummingbird, or Calypte anna in Latin, is a Trochilidae species. It is found along the west coast of North America. Exotic decorative plants were planted in residential areas along the Pacific coast and in interior deserts, helping the species to expand its breeding range. The year-round residency of Anna’s hummingbirds in the Pacific Northwest […]

Archilochus Colubris – Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Archilochus colubris is a species of hummingbird native to Central America, Mexico, and Florida that migrates to Canada and other areas of Eastern North American for breeding during the summer months. It is also known as the ruby-throated hummingbird. Among hummingbirds found east of the Mississippi River in North America, it is by far the […]

Selasphorus Rufus – Rufous Hummingbird

It is a tiny hummingbird that may be found throughout the Americas and South America. These birds are renowned for their remarkable flight abilities, which allow them to travel more than 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers) during their migratory transits. Selasphorus is a genus that has seven species, each of which is unique. It is around […]

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