Birds of Colombia

    APODIFORMES: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)  
Genus: Chaetocercus (5 species, 6 worldwide)


Santa Marta Woodstar
Santa Marta Woodstar (Chaetocercus astreans) Female ENDEMIC
ProAves El Dorado Reserve, Santa Marta Sierra Nevada, Magdalena, Colombia  
   


Little Woodstar
Little Woodstar (Chaetocercus bombus) Male Vulnerable
Yerbabuena, Peru  
   
Photograph by Peter Hawrylyshyn   © All Rights Reserved.

Little Woodstar
Little Woodstar (Chaetocercus bombus) Female Vulnerable
Peru  
   
Photograph by Peter Hawrylyshyn   © All Rights Reserved.

On male and female note buff, not white, stripe around neck, and small size.

Gorgeted Woodstar
Gorgeted Woodstar (Chaetocercus heliodor heliodor) Male
La Vega, Cundinamarca, Colombia
  Note small size and flares at lower corners of gorget on male.
   

Gorgeted Woodstar
Gorgeted Woodstar (Chaetocercus heliodor heliodor) Female
Colombia
  Note buff throat and breast compared to female White-bellied Woodstar.
   
Photograph by Peter Hawrylyshyn   © All Rights Reserved.

A very small and uncommon woodstar. Found from 1000-3000 m. (ProAves).

Rufous-shafted Woodstar
Rufous-shafted Woodstar (Chaetocercus jourdanii) Male
La Azulita, Venezuela  
   

Rufous-shafted Woodstar
Rufous-shafted Woodstar (Chaetocercus jourdanii) Female
La Azulita, Venezuela  
   


White-bellied Woodstar
White-bellied Woodstar (Chaetocercus mulsant) Male
Guango Lodge, Ecuador
  White belly and altitude distinctive.
   

White-bellied Woodstar
White-bellied Woodstar (Chaetocercus mulsant) Female
ProAves Dusky Starfrontlet Reserve, Urrao, Antioquia, Colombia
  Note white in throat and belly on female.
   

Large for a tiny woodstar, and found where it is cold, over 2500 m. (but much lower in Peru).


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