|Purple-collared Woodstar Myrtis fanny
|Chaparrí, Lambayeque, Peru
The Purple-throated Woodstar is distributed in Ecuador and Peru on the west slope of the Andes and in the Marañon Valley. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in montane scrub mainly between 700 and 3,200 metres.
|The bill is quite long and decurved. The male has a bluish-green gorget bordered by a narrow purple collar. Its tail is long, slender and dark. Breeding plumaged males are less common and photos 3 and 4 show a male in eclipse plumage. The female, seem here in photos 1 and 2 have distinctive white tips to the tail and are tawny below.|
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