Brazil

Despite the territorial extension of Brazil, only 85 species of hummingbirds live there; thirteen of them are endemic. Nevertheless, the beauty of some of them is impressive. Probably, that is why they name them after precious stones: ruby, emerald, and sapphire are common names for this beautiful family of birds in this tropical country.

Black Jacobin
Black Jacobin

Colibrí Negro

Florisuga fusca

Brazilian Ruby
Brazilian Ruby

Colibrí Colirrojo

Clytolaema rubricauda

Festive Coquette
Festive Coquette

Coqueta Verde

Lophornis chalybeus

Gilded Hummingbird
Gilded Hummingbird

Zafiro Bronceado

Hylocharis chrysura

Glittering-bellied Emerald
Glittering-bellied Emerald

Esmeralda Ventridorada

Chlorostilbon lucidus

Glittering-throated Emerald
Glittering-throated Emerald

Diamante de Cabeza Parda

Chionomesa fimbriata

Green-crowned Plovercrest
Green-crowned Plovercrest

Colibrí de Copete Verde

Stephanoxis lalandí

Reddish Hermit
Reddish Hermit

Ermitaño Rojizo

Phaethornis ruber

Sapphire-spangled Emerald
Sapphire-spangled Emerald

Picaflor Pecho Azul

Chionomesa lacteal

Saw-billed Hermit
Saw-billed Hermit

Ermitaño Picosierra

Ramphodon naevius

Sombre Hummingbird
Sombre Hummingbird

Colibrí Apagado

Eupetomena cirrochloris

Swallow-tailed Hummingbird
Swallow-tailed Hummingbird

Colibrí Golondrina

Eupetomena macroura

Versicolored Emerald
Versicolored Emerald

Picaflor Esmeralda

Chrysuronia versicolor

Violet-capped Woodnynph
Violet-capped Woodnynph

Picaflor Corona Violácea

Thalurania glaucopis

White-chinned Sapphire
White-chinned Sapphire

Picaflor Lazulita

Chlorestes cyanus

White-Throated Hummingbird
White-Throated Hummingbird

Colibrí Gargantilla

Leucochloris albicollis