Order: Apodiformes | Family: Trochilidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Paramonga, Lima.
Age: Adult | Sex: Males | Loc. SW Ec | NW Pe
Age: Adult | Sex: Females | Loc. SW Ec | No Data
Age: Adult | Sex: Male & Female | Loc. SW Ec | NW Pe
Status: The Short-tailed Woodstar is uncommon at the edges of semi-deciduous forest and scrub in northwest Peru. It is known to range at elevations of up to 1200 m along the foothill of the northwestern Andes. It also occurs in Ec.
Name in Spanish: Estrellita de Cola Corta.
Sub-species: Short-tailed Woodstar (Myrmia micrura), Gould, 1854.
Meaning of Name: Myrmia: Gr. Muron, muia, muias= charming, graceful, sweet. micrura: Gr. Mikros= small, short and ouros, oura= tailed, tail.
- 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.