Woodstars: Trochilidae

Purple-throated Woodstar, Calliphlox mitchellii - Male
Hummingbird Information

Woodstars are small - mostly South American - hummingbirds that belong to the Trochilidae family.


Listing of Species

  • Amethyst Woodstar (Calliphlox amethystina) - Range: South America east of the Andes from Venezuela to northern Argentina
  • Chilean Woodstar (Eulidia yarrellii) - Range: Northernmost Chile and possibly southern Peru
  • Esmeraldas Woodstar (Chaetocercus berlepschi) - Range: Ecuador
  • Gorgeted Woodstar (Chaetocercus heliodor) - Range: Colombia and Venezuela; and at a few locations in Ecuador.
  • Little Woodstar (Chaetocercus bombus) - Range: Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

Magenta-throated Woodstar (Calliphlox bryantae) - Male

  • Male Amethyst Woodstar (Calliphlox amethystina)Purple-collared Woodstar (Myrtis fanny) - Range: Ecuador and Peru
  • Purple-throated Woodstar (Calliphlox mitchellii) - Range: Panama (Darién) through western Colombia (on both slopes of the west Andes) to western Ecuador (south to El Oro and Loja).
  • Rufous-shafted Woodstar (Chaetocercus jourdanii) - Range: Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela
  • Santa Marta Woodstar (Chaetocercus astreans) - Range: Colombia
  • Slender-tailed Woodstar (Microstilbon burmeisteri) - Range: Argentina and Bolivia
  • White-bellied Woodstar (Chaetocercus mulsant) - Range: Central and Eastern Andes from Columbia, patchily south through Ecuador and Peru, to central Bolivia (Yungas of Cochabamba).

White-bellied Woodstar (Chaetocercus mulsant)

Bahama Woodstar (Calliphlox evelynae) - Male

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson

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