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Inagua Woodstar Calliphlox lyrura


Inagua Woodstar is restricted to Great and Little Inagua, two islands in the southeastern part of the Bahamas. Inagua Woodstar long was considered to be a subspecies of Bahama Woodstar (C. evelynae), which is widespread elsewhere in the Bahamas, but these two species have different calls, songs, and courtship displays. Male Inagua Woodstar also has an iridescent forecrown, lacking on Bahama Woodstar, and the outer rectrices of Inagua Woodstar have a unique lyre shape. The biology of these two species otherwise probably is similar, but to date little attention has been paid to the natural history of Inagua Woodstar.

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Recommended Citation

Inagua Woodstar (Calliphlox lyrura), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: