Streamertail Trochilus polytmus

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Brokaw, Julia

Priorities for Future Research

One research priority for Streamertail would be to resolve the taxonomic status of the two taxa of Trochilus. There also is very little known about demographic factors such as life span and survivorship, dispersal, population regulation, molts, territoriality and population density. The total population size is unknown and population trends are not set (BirdLife 2012).

Recommended Citation

Brokaw, Julia. 2013. Streamertail (Trochilus polytmus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA.