Order
Caprimulgiformes
Family
Trochilidae
Genus
Amazilia
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Version 1.0

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SPECIES

Blue-tailed Hummingbird Amazilia cyanura

Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, and Thomas S. Schulenberg
Version: 1.0 — Published October 25, 2013

Sounds and Vocal Behavior

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Vocalizations

The song of Blue-tailed Hummingbird is a short twitter. Calls of Blue-tailed Hummingbird include "a hard, raspy bzzzrt ... hard chips, and high, sharp siik! in flight" (Howell and Webb 1995).

There are few audio recordings of vocalizations of Blue-tailed Hummingbird; additional audio recordings can be heard at xeno-canto.

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported, other than the usual "whirring" or "humming" sound of the wings in flight, audible (as in most hummingbirds) at close range.

Recommended Citation

Arizmendi, M. d. C., C. I. Rodríguez-Flores, C. A. Soberanes-González, and T. S. Schulenberg (2013). Blue-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia cyanura), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.blthum1.01