Who's Who: ABC's Hummingbird I.D. Quiz

Hummingbirds enliven rainforests, deserts, mountains, and gardens from Canada to Chile. Of about 350 hummingbird species, more than half find refuge at the 90-plus reserves that ABC supports across the Americas.

These smallest of birds can be hard to glimpse, let alone photograph. Yet through hard work and patience, photographer Owen Deutsch captured these intimate images, which appear in the recently published ABC book Bringing Back the Birds. This collection of Deutsch's bird photography from throughout the Americas is accompanied by a foreward by author Jonathan Franzen, an original poem by Margaret Atwood, and essays by bird conservation luminaries.

Challenge: How many of these hummingbirds can you name? Each caption provides a clue. Answers are below.

Bird 1
The author and her husband are dwarfed by the sheer size of a Laysan and Black-footed Albatross colony on Midway's Sand Island. Photo by Craig Thomas.

Found in foothills and subtropics, northern Andes

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Violet-tailed Sylph
Bird 2
The author and her husband are dwarfed by the sheer size of a Laysan and Black-footed Albatross colony on Midway's Sand Island. Photo by Craig Thomas.

Habitat includes hilly, humid forest and edge, Central America to Bolivia

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Brown Violetear
Bird 3
The author and her husband are dwarfed by the sheer size of a Laysan and Black-footed Albatross colony on Midway's Sand Island. Photo by Craig Thomas.

At home in forest borders, Venezuela to northern Peru

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Rufous-crested Coquette
Bird 4
The author and her husband are dwarfed by the sheer size of a Laysan and Black-footed Albatross colony on Midway's Sand Island. Photo by Craig Thomas.

Only found in forest and gardens of Jamaica

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Bird 5
The author and her husband are dwarfed by the sheer size of a Laysan and Black-footed Albatross colony on Midway's Sand Island. Photo by Craig Thomas.

Range includes savanna, scrub, and gardens in Costa Rica and Panama

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Snowy-bellied Hummingbird
Bird 6
The author and her husband are dwarfed by the sheer size of a Laysan and Black-footed Albatross colony on Midway's Sand Island. Photo by Craig Thomas.

At home in dry scrub and gardens in Baja, Mexico

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Xantus' Hummingbird
Bird 7
The author and her husband are dwarfed by the sheer size of a Laysan and Black-footed Albatross colony on Midway's Sand Island. Photo by Craig Thomas.

Only seen in a few spots in mountainous northern Peru

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How did you score? Was this quiz too hard? Too easy? Tell international birder and ABC editor Howard Youth!

For more bird photography by Owen Deutsch, see Bringing Back the Birds, published in Spring 2019 and available from Braided River.  All proceeds benefit American Bird Conservancy. All photos in quiz by Owen Deutsch.