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Purple-throated Woodstar

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 +[[Image:Purple-throated_Woodstar.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by cfagyal <br />Photo taken at the Tandayapa Lodge, [[Ecuador]], September 2004]]
;[[:Category:Calliphlox|Calliphlox]] mitchellii ;[[:Category:Calliphlox|Calliphlox]] mitchellii
''Philodice mitchellii'' ''Philodice mitchellii''
-[[Image:Purple-throated_Woodstar.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by cfagyal <br />Photo taken at the Tandayapa Lodge, [[Ecuador]] in Sept. 2004 ]] 
==Identification== ==Identification==
-Males have purple gorgets, white half collar, dark flanks and ling tails. Females have white or orange speckled throats and orange bellies. Both birds have a white or pale orange spot on their flanks. Both sexes are similar to the [[White-bellied Woodstar]]. +[[Image:DSC16591.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Female<br />Photo by {{user|kitefarrago|kitefarrago}}<br />Tandayapa Lodge, Pichincha, [[Ecuador]], July 2016]]
 +6·8–7·5 cm (2¾-3 in)<br />
 +White or pale orange spot on flanks<br />
 +'''Male'''
 +*Dusky bronze-green upperparts
 +*White patch either side of rump
 +*Purple gorget
 +*White half collar
 +*Dark flanks
 +*Llong tail<br />
 +'''Female'''
 +*White or orange speckled throat
 +*Orange belly
 +====Similar Species====
 +Both sexes are similar to the [[White-bellied Woodstar]].
==Distribution== ==Distribution==
-[[Colombia]], [[Ecuador]], and [[Panama]].+[[Central America|Central]] and [[South America]]: found in [[Panama]], [[Colombia]] and [[Ecuador]].
==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
 +This is a [[Dictionary_M-S#M|monotypic]] species<sup>[[#References|[1]]]</sup>.
==Habitat== ==Habitat==
-Subtropical Cloud Forest+Humid forest and forest borders. Found from the coast to 2400 m.
==Behaviour== ==Behaviour==
 +====Action====
With a very insect-like flight, they hold themselves horizontally, fly much more deliberately and less jerkily, and do not often perch on the feeders. With a very insect-like flight, they hold themselves horizontally, fly much more deliberately and less jerkily, and do not often perch on the feeders.
 +====Diet====
 +Their main diet consists of nectar from flowering trees. They also hawk for flying insects.
 +====Breeding====
 +They construct a cup-shaped nest from fine fibres and spiders web. It is placed about 8-12 m from the ground on thick branches in tall trees.
 +==References==
 +#{{Ref-Clements6thAug17}}#Avibase
 +#Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Feb 2018)
 +{{ref}}
==External Links== ==External Links==
-{{GSearch|Calliphlox+mitchellii Use "''Calliphlox mitchellii''" to }} +{{GSearch|Woodstar+mitchellii}}
-{{GSearch|Philodice+mitchellii Use "''Philodice mitchellii''" to }} + 
[[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Calliphlox]] [[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Calliphlox]]

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Photo by cfagyal Photo taken at the Tandayapa Lodge, Ecuador, September 2004
Photo by cfagyal
Photo taken at the Tandayapa Lodge, Ecuador, September 2004
Calliphlox mitchellii

Philodice mitchellii

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[edit] Identification

FemalePhoto by kitefarragoTandayapa Lodge, Pichincha, Ecuador, July 2016
Female
Photo by kitefarrago
Tandayapa Lodge, Pichincha, Ecuador, July 2016

6·8–7·5 cm (2¾-3 in)
White or pale orange spot on flanks
Male

  • Dusky bronze-green upperparts
  • White patch either side of rump
  • Purple gorget
  • White half collar
  • Dark flanks
  • Llong tail

Female

  • White or orange speckled throat
  • Orange belly

[edit] Similar Species

Both sexes are similar to the White-bellied Woodstar.

[edit] Distribution

Central and South America: found in Panama, Colombia and Ecuador.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Humid forest and forest borders. Found from the coast to 2400 m.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Action

With a very insect-like flight, they hold themselves horizontally, fly much more deliberately and less jerkily, and do not often perch on the feeders.

[edit] Diet

Their main diet consists of nectar from flowering trees. They also hawk for flying insects.

[edit] Breeding

They construct a cup-shaped nest from fine fibres and spiders web. It is placed about 8-12 m from the ground on thick branches in tall trees.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Feb 2018)

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