|White-bellied Woodstar Chaetocercus mulsant
(aka Chaetocercus mulsanti) Colombian name: Rumbito Buchiblanco
|Colombia, Ecuador and Peru
The White-bellied Woodstar is distributed in the central and eastern Andes of Colombia, through Ecuador and Peru into Bolivia. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found at forest edges and farmland at between 1,500 and 2,800 metres.
|The male is shining green above with a conspicuous white patch on the flank. The throat is glittering reddish violet with a broad white band across the upper breast extending up behind the eye. Below that there is a green band and a white belly. The female has the white patch on the flank but the throat and upper breast band are whitish, the green breast band is indistinct, the flanks are cinnamon rufous and the centre of the belly is white.|
|Photo 4 shows an immature male while photo 5 shows an immature female.They are usually solitary and hover at flowering shrubs and trees.|
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