Order
Caprimulgiformes
Family
Trochilidae
Genus
Rhodopis
 
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Version 1.0

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SPECIES

Oasis Hummingbird Rhodopis vesper

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

Sounds and Vocal Behavior

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Vocalizations

Calls of Oasis Hummingbird are described as a "melodious series of tick and tzee notes given at variable speeds and tone" (Jaramillo 2003); "a rapid, thin liquid chatter" (Lane, in Schulenberg et al. 2010: the same vocalization as described by Jaramillo 2003?); and "a rich chew note" (Lane, in Schulenberg et al. 2010). An apparent song is described as "tzee-tzee-dee-dee, first ascending, then descending" (Fjeldså and Krabbe 1990).

There are few available audio recordings of Oasis Hummingbird; additional examples can be heard at Macaulay Library and at xeno-canto.

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

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