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Short-tailed Woodstar Myrmia micrura

Thomas S. Schulenberg and Carolyn W. Sedgwick
Version: 1.0 — Published December 12, 2014


Short-tailed Woodstar is widespread and the population is believed to be stable; consequently the IUCN Red List conservation status of this species is evaluated as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2014). Short-tailed Woodstar is included in Appendix II of CITES, however, as is the case with all hummingbirds, regardless of rarity (except for Hook-billed Hermit Glaucis dohrnii, which is Endangered and is on Appendix I of CITES).

The relative abundance of Short-tailed Woodstar in Ecuador is assessed as fairly common to common (Ridgely and Greenfield 2001a), and as uncommon to fairly common in Peru (Schulenberg et al. 2010).

Effects of human activity on populations

At least in the short term, Short-tailed Woodstar seems to be little affected by human activities; no threats are identified by BirdLife International (2014).

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. and C. W. Sedgwick (2014). Short-tailed Woodstar (Myrmia micrura), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.shtwoo1.01