Little woodstar

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Little woodstar
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Scientific classification edit
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 family Trochilidae. It is found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest. 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.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Chaetocercus bombus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.


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