Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Chilean Woodstar (Myrtis yarrellii) - HBW 5, p. 674

French: Colibri d’Arica German: Aricaelfe 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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