Woodstars are small – mostly South American – hummingbirds that belong to the Trochilidae family.

Listing of Species

  • Amethyst Woodstar (Calliphlox amethystina) – Range: South America east of the Andes from Venezuela to northern Argentina
  • Bahama Woodstar (Calliphlox evelynae) – Range: Bahamas
  • Chilean Woodstar (Eulidia yarrellii) – Range: Northernmost Chile and possibly southern Peru
  • Esmeraldas Woodstar (Chaetocercus berlepschi) – Range: Ecuador
  • Gorgeted Woodstar (Chaetocercus heliodor) – Range: Colombia and Venezuela; and at a few locations in Ecuador.
  • Little Woodstar (Chaetocercus bombus) – Range: Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
  • Magenta-throated Woodstar / Hummingbird (Calliphlox bryantae) – Range: Costa Rica and western Panama.
Magenta-throated Woodstar (Calliphlox bryantae) - Male
  • Male Amethyst Woodstar (Calliphlox amethystina)
    Purple-collared Woodstar (Myrtis fanny) – Range: Ecuador and Peru
  • Purple-throated Woodstar (Calliphlox mitchellii) – Range: Panama (Darién) through western Colombia (on both slopes of the west Andes) to western Ecuador (south to El Oro and Loja).
  • Rufous-shafted Woodstar (Chaetocercus jourdanii) – Range: Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela
  • Santa Marta Woodstar (Chaetocercus astreans) – Range: Colombia
  • Slender-tailed Woodstar (Microstilbon burmeisteri) – Range: Argentina and Bolivia
  • White-bellied Woodstar (Chaetocercus mulsant) – Range: Central and Eastern Andes from Columbia, patchily south through Ecuador and Peru, to central Bolivia (Yungas of Cochabamba).
White-bellied Woodstar (Chaetocercus mulsant)
Bahama Woodstar (Calliphlox evelynae) - Male
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