Order
Caprimulgiformes
Family
Trochilidae
Genus
Rhodopis
 
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SPECIES

Oasis Hummingbird Rhodopis vesper

Thomas S. Schulenberg and Alvaro Jaramillo
Version: 1.0 — Published December 5, 2014

Behavior

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Introduction

There is little information on the behavior of Oasis Hummingbird. This species forages and perches at all heights, from low to high (Parker et al. 1996), and often perches on a high exposed perch (Fjeldså and Krabbe 1990).

Territoriality

There is no information on territoriality or home range size in Oasis Hummingbird.

Sexual Behavior

Little information. Oasis Hummingbird presumably is polygynous, as are most if not all species of hummingbirds (Schuchmann 1999: 509). The male performs a U-shaped courtship flight before the female (Fjeldså and Krabbe 1990).

Social and interspecific behavior

Oasis Hummingbird usually is solitary, as is typical of hummingbirds.

Predation

No documented reports of predation on Oasis Hummingbird?

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. and A. Jaramillo (2014). Oasis Hummingbird (Rhodopis vesper), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.oashum1.01