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Amethyst Woodstar

Amethyst Woodstar (Calliphlox amethystina)

Length: 6–8.4 cm (2.36"–3.3")
Weight: 2.3–2.5g
Description: a small hummingbird; white spot behind the eyes; a short, straight black bill; upperparts dark green bronze with white splashes on the posterior flanks; mottled green-gray underparts; and, short wings and forked tail; male (♂): purple (amethyst) gorget with white, narrow band across chest; and female (♀): dappled green spots on throat, pale orange underparts towards the flanks but whitish along the narrower lateral division, and shorter tail than the male.
Habitat: forest boundary/edges, gardens, glades, savannahs, and woodlands.
Range: central, and eastern South America proper: in Brazil, northeastern Peru, eastern Ecuador, eastern Colombia, southern Venezuela, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, northern Bolivia, Paraguay, northeastern Argentina, and, Trinidad.

Note: This species was newly discovered in Trinidad in 2015.

Amethyst Woodstar