7 Incredible Hummingbird Species You Could See in Your Backyard

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris): Found in eastern North America during the breeding season, known for the bright red throat of the male.

Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna): Common along the western coast of North America, especially in California, with males displaying iridescent pinkish-red throats.

Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri): Found in western North America, identified by the black chin patch on males and pale underparts.

Broad-tailed Hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus): Native to western North America, with males having a distinctive trilling sound during courtship flights.

Calliope Hummingbird (Selasphorus calliope): The smallest breeding bird in North America, found in mountainous regions of western North America, males have streaked throats.

Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae): Native to the southwestern United States and Mexico, males have a vibrant purple throat patch.

Violet-crowned Hummingbird (Leucolia violiceps): Found in the southwestern United States and Mexico, displaying a striking violet crown on males.

Magnificent Hummingbird (Eugenes fulgens): Native to Mexico and parts of the southwestern United States, males have stunning iridescent green plumage.


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