Magenta-throated Woodstar

Magenta-throated Woodstar hummingbirdCommon Name: Magenta-throated Woodstar; Colibrí Magenta

Scientific Name: Calliphlox bryantae

Size: Male 3 1/2” (9 cm); Female 3” (7.5 cm)

World Distribution: Costa Rica to West Panama

Habitat: Mixed farmland and forest edges of mid-mountain forests of Pacific slope.

LPWG Sightings: Uncommon to scarce at feeders from December to May; rare or absent rest of the year.

Special Features: Seasonal visitor from the Central Valley

Field Marks: White flank patches. The male has a forked tail