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Rhodopis vesper (Oasis Hummingbird)

Wikipedia Abstract

The oasis hummingbird (Rhodopis vesper) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family.It is found in coastal regions of Peru in a 100–200 km wide strip that extends the length of Peru's coastline, about 3000 km. It is also found in an adjacent population in Chile; a second disjunct population in coastal Chile exists 2000 km to the south, in a 75 by 200 km coastal strip. The oasis hummingbird's natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, and subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland.
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Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
2
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
13
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 2.81778
EDGE Score: 1.33967

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  4 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Nectarivore
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  10 %
Diet - Nectar [2]  90 %
Forages - Aerial [2]  10 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  60 %
Forages - Understory [2]  30 %
Clutch Size [3]  2

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Central Andean dry puna Argentina, Bolivia, Chile Neotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Central Andean puna Argentina, Bolivia, Peru Neotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Sechura desert Peru Neotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Reserva del Noroeste Biosphere Reserve 571807 Peru  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela No

Prey / Diet

Aloe vera (Barbados aloe)[4]
Eucalyptus lamprocalyx (eurabbie)[4]
Euphorbia pulcherrima (poinsettia)[4]
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (chinese hibiscus)[4]
Lantana camara (lantana)[4]
Prunus armeniaca (apricot)[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Amazilia amazilia (Amazilia Hummingbird)1
Chlorostilbon mellisugus (Blue-tailed Emerald)1
Choloepus hoffmanni (Hoffmann's Two-toed Sloth)1
Crax daubentoni (Yellow-knobbed Curassow)1
Eulidia yarrellii (Chilean Woodstar)1
Heliangelus viola (Purple-throated Sunangel)1
Phaethornis pretrei (Planalto Hermit)1

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Jurong Birdpark, Singapore
Zoologischer Garten Wuppertal

Range Map

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
4del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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