Scintillant Hummingbird Selasphorus scintilla

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Clark, Christopher J.

Demography and Populations

No information.

Population regulation

Little information. Predation on hummingbirds seems infrequent whereas competition for food is ubiquitous. Therefore the population is likely limited by bottom-up effects (i.e. food) rather than top-down (predation).

Recommended Citation

Clark, Christopher J. 2011. Scintillant Hummingbird (Selasphorus scintilla), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA.