Stripe-tailed Hummingbird Eupherusa eximia

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, and Thomas S. Schulenberg

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


Calls of Stripe-tailed Hummingbird include "a liquid, rattling trill, often given in flight" (Howell and Webb 1995); "short, rolled, liquid chips" (Howell and Webb 1995), probably is the same as the "sharp, piercing peet or bzeet, often repeated rapidly" of Stiles and Skutch (1989); and "a sharp buzz", described as an aggressive note, and which often is accompanied by the spreading of the tail (Stiles and Skutch 1989).

The song of Stripe-tailed Hummingbird is described as "1-3 squeaky, sometimes metallic notes, then a low, dry, insectlike trill, then 1-3 more squeaks" (Stiles and Skutch 1989) and as "a rapid, high, liquid, chipping warble" (Howell and Webb 1995).

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

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Arizmendi, M. d. C., C. I. Rodríguez-Flores, C. A. Soberanes-González, and T. S. Schulenberg (2013). Stripe-tailed Hummingbird (Eupherusa eximia), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.