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Blue-throated Hummingbird

Lampornis clemenciae ORDER: CAPRIMULGIFORMES FAMILY: TROCHILIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

The largest hummingbird found north of Mexico, the Blue-throated Hummingbird is also one of the most vocal hummingbird species, and its high-pitched, monotonous peeps are a signature sound of summer. They are found in streamside habitats in mountain canyons, as far north as southeastern Arizona, where they are frequent visitors to feeders and usually the dominant hummingbird species.

Calls

  • Chip series and complex whisper song of a Blue-throated Hummingbird. Recorded in Arizona by Randolph Scott Little. Sound and spectrogram courtesy of Macaulay Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (LNS #20814).
     
  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Territorial male makes peeping chip notes, about one every second or two. Male also gives a "whisper song" consisting of a complex series of multiple notes.

Search the Macaulay Library online archive for more sounds and videos

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