Species names in all available languages
|English (United States)||Oasis Hummingbird|
|Spanish||Colibrí del Atacama|
|Spanish (Chile)||Picaflor del norte|
|Spanish (Peru)||Colibrí de Oasis|
|Spanish (Spain)||Colibrí del Atacama|
Oasis Hummingbird Rhodopis vesper
Version: 1.0 — Published December 5, 2014
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Diet and Foraging
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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).