Green Thorntail Discosura conversii

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


Green Thorntail usually is silent (Stiles and Skutch 1989). Vocalizations include "soft, squeaky chipping in interactions" (Stiles and Skutch 1989).

There are few known audio recordings of vocalizations of Green Thorntail; some can be heard at xeno-canto.

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. (2013). Green Thorntail (Discosura conversii), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.