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
male at the feeder Locality Estancia La Bravera, El Jají, Mérida State, Venezuela
Thore Noernberg 7 July 2015 45 weeks ago 20 sec 4.3
female at the feeder Locality Estancia La Bravera, El Jají, Mérida State, Venezuela
Thore Noernberg 7 July 2015 45 weeks ago 12 sec 4.3
Male nectaring on feeder. Locality Ecuador (ssp cleavesi)
Conan Guard 11 January 2008 7 years ago 43 sec 3.4
An immature male perched on a branch Locality Cabañas San Isidro, Napo Province, Ecuador (ssp cleavesi)
Steve Blain 10 May 2005 10 years ago 32 sec 3.3
Perched female looking around, fluffing feathers, and then flying off. Locality Wildsumaco Lodge, Napo Province, Ecuador
Ron Hoff 29 October 2012 2 years ago 9 sec 3
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Feeding at verdana flowers
Locality Wildsumaco Lodge, Napo Province, Ecuador
Guy Poisson 31 October 2011 4 years ago 4.3
Female in flight.
Locality Cabañas San Isidro, Cosanga, Napo Province, Ecuador (ssp cleavesi)
Dusan M. Brinkhuizen 12 July 2014 1 year ago 4
A female flying near a feeder
Locality Jardin Encantado, San Francisco de Sales, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia (ssp heliodor)
Frederic Pelsy 10 February 2014 1 year 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 2 years ago 3.8
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 2 years ago 3.5
adult male at the feeder
Locality Estancia La Bravera, El Jají, Mérida State, Venezuela
Thore Noernberg 6 July 2015 46 weeks ago 3.4
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