Rivoli's Hummingbird Eugenes fulgens

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Ruth Partida-Lara and Paula L. Enríquez

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


A possible song of Rivoli's Hummingbird is a loud or high-pitched, "sharp tchik or tcheep" (Howell and Webb 1995). Another, more complex, vocalization, perhaps a different type of song, is a short chatter of notes that rise and fall (beginning at ca 1:07 in this recording from El Salvador).

When foraging, often utters a chip note.

Additional audio recordings of vocalizations of Magnificent Hummingbird can be heard at Macaulay Library and at xeno-canto (where recordings are mixed with those of the closely related Talamanca Hummingbird Eugenes spectabilis).

Recommended Citation

Partida-Lara, R. and P. L. Enríquez (2017). Rivoli's Hummingbird (Eugenes fulgens), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.maghum1.01