Hummingbirds at a backyard feeder. Photo by Whilma D'Souza.

An Introduction to Hummingbirds

General Info The hummingbird family, Trochilidae, occurs only in the Western Hemisphere, where it is second only to the tyrant flycatchers in number of species. The 328 hummingbird species presently recognized are considerably more diverse in size, color patterns, and lifestyle than are the 20-plus hummer species recorded in North America north of Mexico. Ornithologists […]

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