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

Diet and Foraging

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Diet

Oasis Hummingbird is primarily nectarivorous, but the diet of this species is not well documented; it has been reported feeding on "flowers of leguminaceous trees, agaves, Nicotiana, and from cacti (flowers as well as ripe fruits partly eaten by ants or birds)" (Fjeldså and Krabbe 1990).

Oasis Hummingbird also consumes small arthropods (Schuchmann 1999), as do most if not all species of hummingbirds (Remsen et al. 1986).

Foraging Behavior

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