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Costa's Hummingbird

Calypte costae ORDER: APODIFORMES FAMILY: TROCHILIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A desert hummingbird, Costa's Hummingbird breeds in the Sonoran and Mojave Deserts of California and Arizona. It departs the desert in the hottest days of summer, moving to chaparral, scrub, or woodland habitat.

Calls

  • Calls, wings
     
  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Male gives a high, thin whistle from perches and during display flights.

Search the Macaulay Library online archive for more sounds and videos

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