Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Santa Marta Woodstar (Chaetocercus astreans) - HBW 5, p. 677

French: Colibri des Santa Marta German: Santa-Marta-Elfe Spanish: Colibrí Astral
Other common names: Colombian Woodstar

Taxonomy: Acestrura astreans Bangs, 1899, San Sebastián, 6600 feet [c. 2000 m], Santa Marta Mountains, Colombia.
Usually placed in genus Acestrura, along with C. mulsant, C. bombus, C. heliodor and C. berlepschi, but no evidence in external morphology justifies treatment in a genus separate from C. jourdanii. Forms a superspecies with C. heliodor. Monotypic.

Distribution: Santa Marta Mts (NE Colombia).

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