Plain-capped Starthroat Heliomaster constantii

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Carlos A. Soberanes-González and Thomas S. Schulenberg

Priorities for Future Research

Plain-capped Starthroat is widely distributed and is fairly common, but its natural history is very poorly known. Very little is known about its breeding biology, its foraging ecology is incompletely known, and there is no information about demographic factors such as life span and survivorship, dispersal, or population regulation.

Recommended Citation

Arizmendi, M. d. C., C. I. Rodríguez-Flores, C. A. Soberanes-González and T. S. Schulenberg. 2014. Plain-capped Starthroat (Heliomaster constantii), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.