Bahama Woodstar

Bahama Woodstar (Calliphlox evelynae) - Male
Distribution:

The Bahama Woodstar (Calliphlox evelynae) is commonly found on the Bahama Islands.

Even though this is a mostly non-migratory bird, it has been seen as a vagrant in southeastern Florida in the United States.
 

Subspecies:

Calliphlox evelynae evelynae - nominate race

  • Found on all islands on the Bahamas, except Inagua Islands

Calliphlox evelynae lyrura

  • Found on Inagua Islands (the southernmost district of the Bahamas comprising the islands of Great Inagua and Little Inagua)

Bahama Woodstar (Calliphlox evelynae) - Female

Description

The Bahama Woodstar grows about 3 to 5 inches (7.6 - 12.7 cm) in length. Its bill is slightly curved. The plumage is green above with mixed olive-buff underparts.

The male has a reddish-pink throat lined by a white collar during breeding season. After breeding season is over, he loses the colorful throat, which then turns a pale grey color (known as "eclipse plumage").

The female has a much duller plumage. She has a rounded tail - while the male's tail is deeply forked.

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Bahama Woodstar