Chilean Woodstar (Myrtis yarrellii) - HBW 5, p. 674
French: Colibri d’Arica
Spanish: Colibrí de Arica
Other common names: Yarrell’s Woodstar
Taxonomy: Trochilus Yarrellii Bourcier, 1847, Montevideo; error = Arica, Chile.
Relationships unclear; usually placed in monotypic genus Eulidia, but external morphology and behaviour support treatment within Myrtis. Monotypic.
Distribution: S Peru (Tacna) and N Chile (near Arica, irregularly S to Antofagasta).
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perched female, then feeding on flowers Locality Chaca Valley, Tarapacá Region, Chile (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 25 November 2011 2 years ago 25 sec 3.8
A male perched in a bush Locality Chaca Valley, Tarapacá Region, Chile (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 18 October 2003 9 years ago 21 sec 3.5
A female perched and then feeding Locality Chaca Valley, Tarapacá Region, Chile (Monotypic species)
Greg Baker 12 November 2011 2 years ago 31 sec 3.4
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