Slender-tailed Woodstar Microstilbon burmeisteri

  • © Ron Knight

Fairly little ecological information is available for this small hummingbird. Slender-tailed Woodstars are subordinate to other hummingbirds and inhabit shrubby slopes, thorny scrub, deciduous woodland, and thicket-filled ravines. They have notably quick wing beats and zoom around visiting high flowers. Males and females are bronzy green above with a short white stripe behind the eye. Males boast a reddish purple throat and white chest while females are mostly buffy below.

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© Bret Whitney

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Slender-tailed Woodstar (Microstilbon burmeisteri), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: