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Male Broad-tailed
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Hummingbird Species

The menu above will load a separate page here for each of the seventeen species of hummingbirds that breed in North America. Each page features photos of the adult male (left) and adult female (right), a physical description, and additional info about that species. Where available, pages offer links to the Breeding Bird Survey WWW species account. In addition, I've provided a listing by state/province, with links back to the species pages. If you'd like to help further develop the pages on western hummingbirds, please write me.

For a list of hummingbird species worldwide, see this page. (The actual number of species is in dispute between the lumpers and the splitters.)

Hummingbird moth Note: if you're having trouble identifying a small flying creature, especially if it has red or yellow near its tail, take a look at Moths of the United States or The Butterfly WebSite. Here's a photo of one species of "hummingbird moth," by Steve Sherick. Or see this 804k QuickTime movie by Tim Doyle.
If it has antennae on its head, it's a moth for sure. Unless it's one of these...

 

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