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Rufous Sabrewing Campylopterus rufus

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

Sounds and Vocal Behavior

Vocalizations

Little information. The song of Rufous Sabrewing is described as "varied, strong, squeaky chipping and chattering, also short, rich, warbled phrases" (Howell and Webb 1995).

Calls of Rufous Sabrewing include "a shart, nasal squihk', a slightly more metallic pli'ik, and a hard, chipping chi'ilrr chik-chik-chik-chik, etc." (Howell and Webb 1995).

Additional audio recordings of vocalizations of Rufous Sabrewing can be heard at Macaulay Library, at xeno-canto, and at Internet Bird Collection.

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported, other than the usual "whirring" sound of the wings in flight, audible (as in most hummingbirds) at close range.

Recommended Citation

Arizmendi, M. d. C., C. I. Rodríguez-Flores, C. A. Soberanes-González, and T. S. Schulenberg (2013). Rufous Sabrewing (Campylopterus rufus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.rufsab1.01