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Allen's Hummingbird

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Anna's Hummingbird

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Antillean Mango

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Azure-crowned Hummingbird

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Bahama Woodstar

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Band-tailed Barbthroat

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Beautiful Hummingbird

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Bee Hummingbird

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Berylline Hummingbird

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Black-bellied Hummingbird

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Black-chinned Hummingbird

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Adults are metallic green above and white below with green flanks. Their bill is long, straight and very slender. The adult male has a black face and chin, a glossy purple throat band and a dark forked tail. The female has a dark rounded tail with white tips and no throat patch; they are similar to female Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. Their breeding habitat is open semi-arid areas near water in the western United States, northern Mexico and southern British Columbia. The female builds a well-camouflaged nest in a protected location in a shrub or tree using plant fibre, spider webs and lichens.

Black-crested Coquette

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Black-throated Mango

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Blue-capped Hummingbird

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Blue-chested Hummingbird

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Blue-headed Hummingbird

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Blue-tailed Hummingbird

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Blue-throated Goldentail

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Blue-throated Hummingbird

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Brace's Emerald

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Broad-billed Hummingbird

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Broad-tailed Hummingbird

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Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer

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Bronzy Hermit

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Brown Violetear

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Buff-bellied Hummingbird

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Bumblebee Hummingbird

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Calliope Hummingbird

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Canivet's Emerald

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Charming Hummingbird

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Cinnamon Hummingbird

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Coppery-headed Emerald

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Costa's Hummingbird

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Cozumel Emerald

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Crimson-backed Sunbird

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Crimson-backed sunbirds are tiny, even by sunbird standards, and are only 8 cm long. They have medium-length thin down-curved bills and brush-tipped tubular tongues, both adaptations for nectar feeding.

The adult male is velvety red on the mantle and wing coverts and there is a broad red breast band. The crown is shiny green and there are pink-violet patches on the throat and rump. The underside from the breast below is yellowish. There is a black edge to the bib that separates the yellow of the underside. The larger purple-rumped sunbird can appear very similar but this sunbird has a darker maroon on the upper side while the flanks and vent are whitish. The eclipse plumage (non-breeding) of the male has more olive on the head and velvet red is restricted to the lower mantle and wing coverts. The female is olive-brown but the rump is distinctly red. They may be found in good numbers in flower-rich gardens at the edges of forests or plantations.

Crowned Woodnymph

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Cuban Emerald

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Dusky Hummingbird

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Emerald-chinned Hummingbird

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Fiery-throated Hummingbird

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Fire-tailed Sunbird

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It is found in the northern parts of the Indian subcontinent, primarily in the Himalayas, and also in some adjoining regions in Southeast Asia. The species occurs in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand and Tibet. Its natural habitats are temperate forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Males reach a length of 15 cm. including their long tail; females are about two-thirds that length. They live in conifer forests at altitudes up to 4,000 meters, descending into the valleys during the cold season. They eat insects, and also nectar. Both parents take part in feeding the young.

Garden Emerald

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Garnet-throated Hummingbird

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Glow-throated Hummingbird

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Golden-crowned Emerald

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Green Hermit

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Green Mango

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Green Thorntail

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Green Violetear

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Green-breasted Mango

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Green-breasted Mountain-gem

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Green-crowned Brilliant

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Green-fronted Hummingbird

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Green-fronted Lancebill

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Greenish Puffleg

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Green-throated Carib

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The Green-throated Carib is a species of Hummingbird found throughout the Caribbean region.

It is found in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Montserrat, north-east Puerto Rico, Saba, Saint-Barthélemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Eustatius, the British Virgin Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Its natural habitat is heavily degraded former forest.

Green-throated Mountain-gem

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Hispaniolan Emerald

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Honduran Emerald

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Humboldt's Sapphire

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Inagua Woodstar

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Jamaican Mango

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Little Spiderhunter

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The Little Spiderhunter is a species of long-billed nectar feeding bird found in the moist forests of South and Southeast Asia. Unlike typical sunbirds, males and females are very similar in plumage. They are usually seen in ones or twos and are most often found near flowering plants where they obtain nectar.

The distinctive long beak set it apart from other sunbirds. Male and Female are alike except for a paler base to lower mandible in the female. Male has all black beak. They are found close to their favourite nectar bearing trees, often species of wild Musaceae or flowers in gardens.

Long-billed Hermit

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Long-billed Starthroat

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Long-tailed Sabrewing

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Lucifer Hummingbird

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Magenta-throated Woodstar

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Magnificent Hummingbird

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Mangrove Hummingbird

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Mexican Hermit

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Mexican Sheartail

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Mexican Woodnymph

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Nilgiri Flowerpecker

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The Nilgiri flowerpecker is a tiny bird in the flowerpecker family. Formerly a subspecies of what used to be termed as the plain flowerpecker although that name is now reserved for Dicaeum minullum. Like others of the group, it feeds predominantly on nectar and fruits. They forage within the canopy of forests and are found distributed across South and Southeast Asia. They are non-migratory and the widespread distribution range includes several populations that are non-overlapping and morphologically distinct, some of which are recognized as full species. They are important pollinators and dispersers of mistletoes in forests.

It has darker olive-brown upperparts and paler greyish-white underparts compared to Plain Flowerpecker. Compared with Tickell's Flowerpecker, it has dark bill (grey with darker tip) and darker & browner upperparts and more pronounced supercilium.

Olive-backed Sunbird

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Oriental White-eye

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The Oriental White-eye is a small perching bird in the White-eye family. It is a resident breeder in open woodland in tropical Asia east from India to China and Indonesia. They forage in small groups, feeding on nectar and small insects. They are easily identified by the distinctive white eye-ring and overall yellowish upperparts. Several populations of this widespread species are named subspecies and some have distinctive variations in the extent and shades of yellows in their plumage.

This bird is 9 cm long with yellowish olive upper parts, a white eye ring, yellow throat and vent. The belly is whitish grey but may have yellow in some subspecies. Male and Female look similar.

Races of the Western Himalayas has the upper side dark green and the flanks are tinged in brown. In Sri Lanka, it is smaller and has a brighter back and throat.

Pale-bellied Hermit

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Pirre Hummingbird

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Plain-capped Starthroat

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Puerto Rican Emerald

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Purple Sunbird

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The Purple Sunbird is a small sunbird. Like other sunbirds they feed mainly on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. They have a fast and direct flight and can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird but often perch at the base of flowers. The males appear all black except in some lighting when the purple iridescence becomes visible. Females are olive above and yellowish below.

The Purple Sunbird has a relatively short bill, a dark and short square ended tail. Less than 10 cm long they have a down-curve bill with brush-tipped tubular tongues that aid in nectar feeding. The male is glossy metallic purplish black on the upper parts with the wings appearing dark brown. The breeding male has the underparts also of the same purplish black, but non-breeding males may show a central streak of black on yellow underparts. In the breeding plumage, the male can be confused with the syntopic Loten's Sunbird which has a long bill and distinctive broad maroon band on the breast. Breeding males will sometimes show their yellow pectoral tufts in displays. There is a patch of bright blue on the shoulder of breeding males. The maroon shine on the feathers of the collar around the neck is visible mainly during the breeding seasons.

Females are olive brown above with yellowish underside. There is a pale supercilium beyond the eye. There is a darkish eye stripe. The throat and breast are yellow becoming pale towards the vent. The outer tail feathers are tipped in white both in the male and female.

They are seen in pairs or small groups and aggregations may be found in gardens with suitable flowers. They feed mainly on nectar but also take fruits and insects.

Purple-crowned Fairy

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Purple-rumped Sunbird

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The Purple-rumped Sunbird is mainly from Indian Subcontinent. Like other sunbirds, they are small in size, feeding mainly on nectar but sometimes take insects, particularly when feeding young. They can hover for short durations but usually perch to feed. They build a hanging pouch nest made up of cobwebs, lichens and plant material. Males are brightly coloured but females are olive above and yellow to buff below.

Purple-rumped Sunbirds are tiny at less than 10 cm long. They have medium-length thin down-curved bills and brush-tipped tubular tongues, both adaptations to their nectar feeding. The males have a dark maroon upperside with a blue-green crown that is visible in some angles. There are violet patches on the throat and rump which are visible only in good lighting. There is also a maroon breast band. In the Western Ghats, it can overlap in some areas with the Crimson-backed Sunbird but that species has reddish upperparts. The female has a white throat followed by yellowish breast. There is a bright green shoulder patch. The upperside is olive or brownish. The uppertail coverts are black and a weak supercilium is visible. The nominate form is found in Sri Lanka and has a more bluish violet throat whereas the Indian form flaviventris has a more pinkish tinge.

Purple-throated Carib

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Purple-throated Woodstar

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Ruby-throated Hummingbird

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Ruby-topaz Hummingbird

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Rufous Hummingbird

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Rufous Sabrewing

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Rufous-breasted Hermit

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Rufous-crested Coquette

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Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

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Scaly-breasted Hummingbird

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Scintillant Hummingbird

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Short-crested Coquette

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Slender Sheartail

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Snowcap

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Snowy-bellied Hummingbird

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Steely-vented Hummingbird

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Streamertail

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Stripe-tailed Hummingbird

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Stripe-throated Hermit

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Thick-billed Flowerpecker

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Thick-billed Flowerpecker is about 10 cm long and has a dark stout beak and short tail. They are dark grey brown above and dull greyish with diffuse streaking on light buffy underparts. The rump is slightly more olive in the nominate race. The bill is dark, somewhat stout and heavy and the iris is reddish. The sexes are not distinguishable in the field and the juvenile has a paler base to the mandible and less streaks on the underside. There are whitish spots at the tip of the tail feathers.

They feed predominantly on fruits and are active birds that are mainly seen in the tops of trees in forests.

Tickell's Flowerpecker

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The Tickell's Flowerpecker is a tiny bird that feeds on nectar and berries, found in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The bird is common especially in urban gardens with berry bearing trees. They have a rapid chipping call and the pinkish curved beak separates it from other species in the region.

This is a tiny bird, 8 cm long, and is one of the smallest birds occurring in most parts of southern India and Sri Lanka. The bird is plain brownish to olive green. The underside is buff olive and does not contrast greatly with the upperparts and not whitish as in the Nilgiri Flowerpecker.

Tooth-billed Hummingbird

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Veraguan Mango

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Vervain Hummingbird

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Vigors's Sunbird

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Vigors's Sunbird is a species of sunbird which is endemic to the Western Ghats of India. It has been considered as a subspecies of the Crimson Sunbird but it does not have the central tail as elongated and is restricted in its distribution. The male has yellow on the lower back and tail is bottle green. The species is distributed mainly in the northern Western Ghats.

Violet Sabrewing

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Violet-bellied Hummingbird

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Violet-capped Hummingbird

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Violet-crowned Hummingbird

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Violet-headed Hummingbird

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Volcano Hummingbird

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Wedge-tailed Sabrewing

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White-bellied Emerald

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White-bellied Mountain-gem

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White-crested Coquette

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White-eared Hummingbird

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White-necked Jacobin

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White-tailed Emerald

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White-tailed Hummingbird

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White-throated Mountain-gem

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White-tipped Sicklebill

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White-vented Plumeleteer

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Wine-throated Hummingbird

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Xantus's Hummingbird

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