Order: Apodiformes | Family: Trochilidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Males | Loc. Lima, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Females | Loc. Lima, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Eclipse Male | Female | Loc. Lima, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Male & Female | Loc. Arequipa, Peru
Status: The Purple-collared Woodstar is common in dry scrub and similar habitats on the west slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 700-3200 m. It performs seasonal altitudinal movements descending to the coast including parks in the city. It also occurs in Ec.
Name in Spanish: Estrellita de Collar Púrpura.
Sub-species: Purple-collared Woodstar (Myrtis fanny fanny), Lesson, 1838. W & SE Ecuador and W Peru (Piura S to Arequipa).
(Myrtis fanny megalura), J. T. Zimmer, 1953. N Peru from S Cajamarca (Cajabamba) through SE La Libertad to extreme NW Huánuco.
Meaning of Name: Myrtis: In honor of Myrtis (fl. 500 BC) Boeotian poetess, muse and teacher to Corinna and Pindar. fanny: In honor of Françoise ‘Fanny’ Victoire Rosalia Joséphine Gouÿe de Longuemare née Marsy (fl. 1823) wife of French naturalist Agathe-François Gouÿe de Longuemare.
See more of the Family Trochilidae
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 08/01/2015.