Bahama Woodstar

Calliphlox evelynae

Order

APODIFORMES

Family

Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Code 4

BAWO

Code 6

CALEVE

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Bahama Woodstar has a small range restricted to most of the Bahama Islands. It occurs in a variety of pine forest and edge habitats and has also occurred as a vagrant in the United States in Florida, and once, Pennsylvania. Although there is no exact estimation of the population of the Bahama Woodstar, it has been described as frequent within its limited range. Consequently, the conservation rating of the Bahama Woodstar is Least Concern.

SUMMARY

Overview

Bahama Woodstar: Medium hummingbird, iridescent green upperparts, violet-pink throat, partial white collar, and mixed buff- and olive-green underparts; may have pink-tinged forehead. Forked tail is black with orange-brown center. Bill is slightly decurved. Direct and hovering flight. The Bahama Woodstar was split into the Bahama Woodstar and the Inagua Woodstar (not in North American range) in 2014 by the American Ornithologist Union.


Range and Habitat

Bahama Woodstar: Endemic in the Bahamas. Even though this is a mostly non-migratory bird, it has been seen as a vagrant in southeastern Florida in the United States. Will use a variety of semi-open and brushy habitats, including forest edges and brushy undergrowth, areas of low-growing, scrubby vegetation, and suburban gardens.

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Bahama Woodstar SONGS AND CALLS

Bahama Woodstar WW1

Rapid "pri-titidee" calls as a pair interact in flight.

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"tit, titit, tit, tit, titit"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Bahama Woodstar nests all year round and does not migrate.
  • Tails on male birds are deeply forked, females are much more rounded.
  • A group of hummingbirds has many collective nouns, including a “bouquet", "glittering", "hover", "shimmer", and "tune” of hummingbirds.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP NORTH AMERICA

About this North America Map

This map shows how this species is distributed across North America.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

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Samira Belous

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UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
CollarX
Similar to the upper part of the human neck, located at the back of the crown.
UnderpartsX

Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

GorgetX
A small iridescent patch on the throat of a hummingbird.
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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