White-throated Mountain-gem Lampornis castaneoventris

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Roselvy C. Juárez-Jovel

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


White-throated Mountain-gem delivers very high pitched calls that can be described as ziit or ziip. Apparently, the males also have a "sputtery, bubbly" song (Stiles and Skutch 1989), but this has not been described in detail.

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Juárez-Jovel, R. C. (2017). White-throated Mountain-gem (Lampornis castaneoventris), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.wtmgem1.01