- Heliomaster furcifer
12Β·6β13 cm (5-5ΒΌ in)
Emerald-green crown, nape and upper mantle
The female of this species show a little white area behind the eye, have white tips on the forked tail, and lacks the white streak on lower central back found in other Starthroat species.
It seems to be the Starthroat species with least speckling on the throat.
South America: found in Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, central and southern Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and northern Argentina.
This is a monotypic species.
Mid-level humid forests and dry savanna.
Their diet consists mostly of nectar from a variety of flowers.
They construct a cup-shaped nest from soft fibres; the outside is decorated with lichen. It is place 3-6m above the ground.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2019)
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