Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Short-tailed Woodstar (Myrmia micrura) - HBW 5, p. 674

French: Colibri à queue courte German: Kurzschwanzelfe Spanish: Colibrí Colicorto

Taxonomy: Calothorax micrurus Gould, 1854, Peru.
Affinities unclear; based on external morphology, seems to be closest to genus Chaetocercus, and sometimes placed therein. Monotypic.

Distribution: W Ecuador (S from Manabí and I La Plata) to NW Peru (S to La Libertad).

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