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Esmeraldas Woodstar Chaetocercus berlepschi

A. E. Ágreda
Version: 1.0 — Published June 4, 2010


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Distribution in the Americas


The Esmeraldas Woodstar is endemic to western Ecuador. The distribution of the species currently is under investigation. The southernmost known limits of its range are the Valdivia and California rivers, Bosque Protector Loma Alta, Sta. Elena province (Ágreda 2010). The northernmost boundary is north of the city of Esmeraldas in Esmeraldas province, according to historical records and current observations (Ágreda et al. unpub.).

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to the Americas.


The Esmeraldas Woodstar inhabits primarily evergreen pre-montane and montane forest from sea level up to 750 m in elevation. This woodstar is seasonally common and local in disturbed to partially disturbed riparian habitat and secondary forest.

Historical changes

No information is available.

Fossil history

No information is available.

Distribution of the Esmeraldas Woodstar
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Esmeraldas Woodstar

Recommended Citation

Ágreda, A. E. (2010). Esmeraldas Woodstar (Chaetocercus berlepschi), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.esmwoo2.01