Oasis Hummingbird Rhodopis vesper

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg and Alvaro Jaramillo

Priorities for Future Research

Oasis Hummingbird is uncommon, but is widespread, and occurs in easily accessible, relatively open habitats. Nonetheless its biology is very poorly known. There is little information available regarding the range of flowering plants visited by this species, and very little information on its reproductive biology, especially in the wild. Its molts deserve further study, as does the possibility that, at least locally, it undertakes seasonal altitudinal movements. There also is no information regarding demographic factors such as life span and survivorship, dispersal, or population regulation for Oasis Hummingbird.

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. and A. Jaramillo (2014). Oasis Hummingbird (Rhodopis vesper), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.oashum1.01