Little woodstar

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Little woodstar
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Chaetocercus
Species: C. bombus
Binomial name
Chaetocercus bombus
Gould, 1871

Acestrura bombus

The little woodstar, colibri bourdon, colibrí abejorro, or estrellita chica (Chaetocercus bombus) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is vulnerable to habitat loss. At 7.8 cm (3.1 in), it measures 8 mm (0.31 in) longer than the closely related gorgeted woodstar and the short-tailed woodstar.

female / Copalinga Lodge - Ecuador

The typical weight of this species is 2.2 grams, marginally heavier than several relatives such as the bee hummingbird and the vervain hummingbird.



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