Bearded Mountaineer Oreonympha nobilis

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Jacob Drucker and Carolyn W. Sedgwick

Diet and Foraging


Nectoral diet constitutes of Agave, columnar cacti, Eucalyptus and Nicotiana (Parker and O'Neill 1980, Fjeldså 1999). Also consumes small arthropods (Walker 2005), as do most if not all species of hummingbird (Remsen et al. 1983).

Foraging Behavior

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Recommended Citation

Drucker, J. and C. W. Sedgwick (2013). Bearded Mountaineer (Oreonympha nobilis), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.