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Apodiformes

Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

HBW 5, p. 468

  • Small to tiny fast-flying birds, with extensively iridescent plumage, many with strikingly coloured gorget or crest; thin bill extremely variable, from short to extremely long, from straight to sharply curved; feet tiny.
  • New World, mainly Neotropical.
  • Wide variety of habitats, wherever suitable food plants occur, from sea-level up to c. 5000 m, with greatest diversity in submontane zone.
  • 102 genera, 333 species, 684 taxa.
  • 32 species threatened; 1 definitely extinct since 1600.
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102 genera, 333 species

7787 files covering
100 genera (98%)
318 species (95%)

 

    2895 videos covering
99 genera (97%)
286 species (86%)
    4607 photographs covering
100 genera (98%)
313 species (94%)
    285 sound recordings covering
73 genera (72%)
171 species (51%)
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