Hummingbird Species Most Commonly Found in the United States

 

Allen's Hummingbird

Allen's Hummingbird

Similar in appearance to the Rufous Hummingbird. Coastal California and Oregon.

 

 

Anna's Hummingbird

Anna's Hummingbird

Rosy pink head and throat. Fairly common along the Pacific coast.

 

 

Berylline Hummingbird

Berylline Hummingbird

Rarely seen in the US. An occasional sighting in southeastern Arizona. Green head and throat.

 

 

Black-chinned Hummingbird

Black-chinned Hummingbird

Black head with a purple stipe under the chin that's not always visible. Common in the western US.

 

 

Blue-throated Hummingbird

Blue-throated Hummingbird

One of the largest hummingbirds found in the US. Sky Mountain ranges of western Texas, southern New Mexico, and southeastern Arizona.

 

 

Broad-billed Hummingbird

Broad-billed Hummingbird

A colorful bird with a mixture of iridescent blues and greens. Deserts and riparian woodlands of the southwest.

 

 

Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Similar in appearance to the Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Rocky Mountains from Wyoming and Idaho south to Guatemala.

 

 

Buff-bellied Hummingbird

Buff-bellied Hummingbird

Cinnamon-buff belly and green back. Texas golf coast.

 

 

Calliope Hummingbird

Calliope Hummingbird

Streaky wine colored feathers at the throat. Northern California, northwestern Nevada, and northern Idaho.

 

 

Costa's Hummingbird

Costa's Hummingbird

Purple feathers at the throat the hang down on either side like a mustache. Sonoran and Mojave Deserts of California and Arizona.

 

 

Lucifer Hummingbird

Lucifer Hummingbird

Curved bill and long, deeply forked tail. Rare in the US, but sometimes found in southern Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

 

 

Magnificent Hummingbird

Magnificent Hummingbird

One of the largest hummingbirds found in the US. Emerald green back, purple crown, and turquoise throat. Sky Mountain ranges of Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico.

 

 

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Bright red throat and shiny green back. The most commons hummingbird found in the eastern US. Everywhere east of the Mississippi.

 

 

Rufous Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird

Red throat and orange-ish rufous body. California, Pacific Northwest, Alaska, Rocky Mountains.

 

 

White-eared Hummingbird

White-eared Hummingbird

Dark head with a prominent white streak behind the eye. Blue chin. Arizona and New Mexico.

 

 

Xantus Hummingbird

Xantus Hummingbird

Green hummingbird with bold white eye stripe. Baja California. Rare in the US.