Dusky Hummingbird Cynanthus sordidus

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, and Thomas S. Schulenberg

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


There is little information on the vocalizations of Dusky Hummingbird. This species has a chattering call that is similar to the homologous vocalization of Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris), but is "softer and more liquid or spluttering" (Howell and Webb 1995). Dusky Hummingbird also has "dry, slightly buzzy chips and a quiet, dry, chippering warble (song?)" (Howell and Webb 1995).

There are few known audio recordings of vocalizations of Dusky Hummingbird; additional audio recordings can be heard at xeno-canto.

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Arizmendi, M. d. C., C. I. Rodríguez-Flores, C. A. Soberanes-González, and T. S. Schulenberg (2013). Dusky Hummingbird (Cynanthus sordidus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.dushum1.01