Other Names for Hummingbirds

The Spanish have some very interesting names for hummingbirds and these names are also very descriptive of the hummingbird’s behavior. These names include the following: 
Chupaflor or flower-sucker
Picaflor or flower nibbler

The Portuguese refer to the hummingbird as Beija-flor or Flower-kisser.  

It may also interest you to know that not every species of hummingbird has the word hummingbird in its name.  Examples of this include the following: Jacobins, Sabrewings and Woodnymphs. Unless you knew differently, there would be nothing to indicate that these names are in fact different types of hummingbirds.

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