What is a Hummingbird Call?

  • The Hummingbird call is one of two basic vocal sounds made by the hummingbird with the other one being a song.
  • The call of a hummingbird allows the bird to communicate information such as the bird’s age, sex, species or even its emotional state.
  • The use of calls allows the hummingbirds draw attention to danger, express pain or fear, or as a method used to intimidate their competitors.
  • The ability to call will usually occur within minutes of when they leave the nest. 

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