Rumbito Colirrufo/Rufous-shafted Woodstar/Chaetocercus jourdanii

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Nombre en español: Rumbito Colirrufo

Nombre en inglés: Rufous-shafted Woodstar

Nombre científico: Chaetocercus jourdanii

Familia: Trochilidae

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El tucusito garganta rosa colibrí de Jourdan​ (Chaetocercus jourdanii) es una especie de ave en la familia Trochilidae.

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Distribución y hábitat

A esta especie de colibrí, se la encuentra en Colombia, Trinidad y Tobago, y Venezuela. Sus hábitats naturales son los bosques montanos húmedos subtropicales o tropicales y los bosques muy degradados.

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Rufous-shafted woodstar

The rufous-shafted woodstar (Chaetocercus jourdanii) is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. It is found in Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago and far northeastern Colombia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forest and heavily degraded former forest.

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These tiny hummingbirds are usually seen on an open perch or hovering like a bee at flowering trees. Males boast a deep reddish-pink gorget and wide white chest band. Females have dark ear patches and are buffy below. Both males and females have a white flank stripe. Rufous-shafted Woodstars inhabit humid and wet forests and their borders, old second growth, and gardens. They forage at all levels both inside and on the edge of forests. Sometimes they steal nectar from flowers defended by larger hummingbirds.

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Identification

6–8 cm (including moderately long tail). Male has straight black bill; upperparts bottle green; throat violet, breast white, rest of underparts green, white patch on flanks behind wing; tail deeply forked, black with orange shafts. Eclipse male has throat cinnamon. Female is bronzy-green above; underparts rufous; tail two-lobed, cinnamon with dark subterminal bar, central rectrices green. Juvenile resembles adult female. Male of race rosae has throat rosy crimson; andinus is similar to previous, but throat more rosy, less purple. Male closely recalls C. heliodor, but has rounded (rather than flared) sides to gorget, upperparts appear paler (less blue-) green and has longer tail with rufous shafts and base (1). Female can be distinguished from same sex of C. heliodor and Calliphlox amethystina by bicoloured (dark and rufous) tail.

Fuentes: Wikipedia/eBird/Birds of the World

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