Species names in all available languages
|English (United States)||Plain-capped Starthroat|
|French||Colibri de Constant|
|Spanish (Costa Rica)||Colibrí Pochotero|
|Spanish (Mexico)||Colibrí Picudo Occidental|
|Spanish (Panama)||Heliomaster Gorrioscuro|
|Spanish (Spain)||Colibrí pochotero|
|Turkish||Boz Alınlı Yıldızlıgerdan|
Plain-capped Starthroat Heliomaster constantii
Version: 1.0 — Published January 3, 2014
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Sounds and Vocal Behavior
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The most frequent call of Plain-capped Starthroat is described as "a high-pitched, fairly soft and melodious slurred tseep or cheek" (Stiles and Skutch 1989) or as "a sharp, fairly loud peek" (Howell and Webb 1995). This starthroat also gives a high pitched, piercing twitter during chases (Stiles and Skutch 1989).
The song of Plain-capped Starthroat is described as "a series of sharp chips interspersed with varied chips, chip chip chip pi-chip chip chip ...., or chi chi chi chi whit-it chi ..., etc." (Howell and Webb 1995).