Gorgeted Woodstar (Chaetocercus heliodor) - HBW 5, p. 677
French: Colibri héliodore
Spanish: Colibrí Heliodoro
Taxonomy: Ornismya heliodor Bourcier, 1840, Bogotá.
Usually placed in genus Acestrura, along with C. mulsant, C. bombus, C. astreans and C. berlepschi, but no evidence in external morphology justifies treatment in a genus separate from C. jourdanii. Forms a superspecies with C. astreans. “Calothorax decoratus” is probably a hybrid of present species and C. mulsant. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- heliodor (Bourcier, 1840) - Andes of Venezuela (Mérida), Colombia and W Ecuador.
- cleavesi R. T. Moore, 1934 - Andes of NE Ecuador.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
An immature male perched on a branch Locality Cabañas San Isidro, Napo Province, Ecuador (ssp cleavesi)
Steve Blain 10 May 2005 9 years ago 32 sec 3.8
Male nectaring on feeder. Locality Ecuador (ssp cleavesi)
Conan Guard 11 January 2008 5 years ago 43 sec 3.7
Perched female looking around, fluffing feathers, and then flying off. Locality Wildsumaco Lodge, Napo Province, Ecuador
Ron Hoff 29 October 2012 27 weeks ago 9 sec 3.5
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Feeding at verdana flowers
Locality Wildsumaco Lodge, Napo Province, Ecuador
Guy Poisson 31 October 2011 2 years ago 4.6
Female in flight.
Locality Cabañas San Isidro, Cosanga, Napo Province, Ecuador (ssp cleavesi)
Dusan Brinkhuizen 12 July 2014 2 hours ago ADDED TODAY! 4
A female flying near a feeder
Locality Jardin Encantado, San Francisco de Sales, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia (ssp heliodor)
Frederic Pelsy 10 February 2014 7 weeks ago 4
Solitary,standing on a top of a tree which it returns frequently between feeding bouts
Locality Boconó, Trujillo State, Venezuela
Luis R Figueroa 3 January 2012 46 weeks ago 3.8
Male in flight
Locality San Francisco de Sales, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia
mauricio rueda 17 May 2010 4 years ago 3.7
Birding tour around eastern andes Colombia - Bogota Birding with Oswaldo Cortes- HEMBRA - CHAETOCERCUS HELIODOR
Locality Jardin Encantado, San Francisco de Sales, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia
Oswaldo Cortes - BOGOTA B... 3 March 2009 47 weeks ago 3.5
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