How Many Species of Hummingbirds Exist?

Have you ever wondered how many species of hummingbirds exist?  The exact answer to this question will depend on which  reference source you consult, but I have read that there are between 330-340 different species of hummingbirds found in the world. In the United States there are 17 different species of hummingbirds found here.  That number represents 5 percent of the hummingbird population.   Costa Rica has 55 different species of hummingbirds. These numbers may change depending on whether or not the species is facing extenction or if a new species of hummingbird should be discovered in the future.  Lastly, it may suprise you to discover that are absolutely no species of hummingbirds found in Hawaii.

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