Unsorted Wild Birds


Woodstars are small – mostly South American – hummingbirds that belong to the Trochilidae family.

Listing of Species

  • Amethyst Woodstars (Calliphlox amethystina) – Range: South America east of the Andes from Venezuela to northern Argentina
  • Bahama Woodstar (Calliphlox evelynae) – Range: Bahamas
  • Chilean Woodstar (Eulidia yarrellii) – Range: Northernmost Chile and possibly southern Peru
  • Esmeraldas Woodstar (Chaetocercus berlepschi) – Range: Ecuador
  • Gorgeted Woodstar (Chaetocercus heliodor) – Range: Colombia and Venezuela; and at a few locations in Ecuador.
  • Little Woodstar (Chaetocercus bombus) – Range: Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
  • Magenta-throated Woodstar / Hummingbird (Calliphlox bryantae) – Range: Costa Rica and western Panama.

  • Purple-collared Woodstar (Myrtis fanny) – Range: Ecuador and Peru
  • Purple-throated Woodstar (Calliphlox mitchellii) – Range: Panama (Darién) through western Colombia (on both slopes of the west Andes) to western Ecuador (south to El Oro and Loja).
  • Rufous-shafted Woodstar (Chaetocercus jourdanii) – Range: Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela
  • Santa Marta Woodstar (Chaetocercus astreans) – Range: Colombia
  • Slender-tailed Woodstar (Microstilbon burmeisteri) – Range: Argentina and Bolivia
  • White-bellied Woodstar (Chaetocercus mulsant) – Range: Central and Eastern Andes from Columbia, patchily south through Ecuador and Peru, to central Bolivia (Yungas of Cochabamba).

Gordon Ramel

Gordon is an ecologist with two degrees from Exeter University. He's also a teacher, a poet and the owner of 1,152 books. Oh - and he wrote this website.

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