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Unidentified (Calliphox) Woodstar sp at Camarones

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Old Friday 17th May 2019, 18:59   #1
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Unidentified (Calliphox) Woodstar sp at Camarones

On 7 May 2019 I was birding the dry shrub near Camarones, on the Caribbean coast in Northern Colombia, when I noticed a small hummingbird perched in the top of a bush some 25 meters away.
I quickly realised, that it was one of the Calliphlox Woodstars, in female/juvenile plumage, due to the rufous belly, white throat, long white eye-brow behind the eye, white puffs at the legs and small size.
No Calliphlox species should occur on the dry Caribbean coast, with the nearest being Santa Marta Woodstar in the Santa Marta mountains, but I am not familiar enough with this family, to rule out Amethyst or White-bellied Woodstar, both of which seem as unlikely to be found near Camarones, several hundred km from their nearest distribution.
I hope someone with more detailed knowledge will be able to comment on the bird, see attached photos.

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Old Saturday 18th May 2019, 00:35   #2
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Nearby hotspots in ebird seems only to list the following hummers:
Ruby-topaz Hummingbird
Black-throated Mango
Red-billed Emerald
Buffy Hummingbird
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
Sapphire-throated Hummingbird
Shining-green Hummingbird

Niels (of course, I might use the wrong Camarones ...)
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No, you've got the right Camarones....and Woodstars are definately not part of the usual hummingbirds there.
Whichever Woodstar it is, it's way off course, even if it is a Santa Marta Woodstar, which breeds maybe as little as 50-75 km away, but in a very different habitat.

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God morgen Jens,
I would repeat your post 1 in the Id section where a larger number of people are likely to see it

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Selv go'morn Niels,

I had thought of this, but felt it was more appropriate in the Colombia section, as it would target a rather narrow group of users with (hopefully) more knowledge of this group of birds.
Looking through various field guides and online photos hasn't made me less confused, as photos of female Santa Marta Woodstar from El Dorado lodge looks far more colourful (and like 'my' bird) than illustrations in field guides.

I'll cross post it to the id section, and see what happens


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