Sunday, May 15, 2022

Purple-Throated Woodstar

The purple-throated woodstar is Choco-endemic, that is found on the western-Andean slopes of the cloud forest in western Ecuador and Colombia, except for a small population in Panama over 360 miles away. 

The male has a purple throat, white chest band, a long-forked tail and white patches on the sides of the rump. The female has an orangey belly, a thin white line that extends behind the eye and wraps around the neck. I saw what I believe is a female at Amagusa Preserve in Mashpi that has the white chest band, white patch on the side of the rump, line that extends behind the eye  and orangey belly. 

1 comment:

  1. The beak and the tail are about the same length and shape. Interesting balance.