Purple-collared woodstar

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Purple-collared woodstar
Purple-collared Woodstar (Myrtis fanny).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Myrtis
Reichenbach, 1854
M. fanny
Binomial name
Myrtis fanny
Lesson, 1838
Myrtis fanny map.svg
Distribution of Myrtis fanny

The purple-collared woodstar (Myrtis fanny) is a species of hummingbird found in Ecuador and Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland, and heavily degraded former forest. It is the only species of the genus Myrtis.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Myrtis fanny". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.