Short-tailed Woodstar Myrmia micrura
Version: 1.0 — Published December 12, 2014
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Distribution in the Americas
Short-tailed Woodstar is resident in the Tumbesian region of southwestern Ecuador and northwestern Peru. It occurs north in Ecuador to southwestern Manabí, including Isla de la Plata (Ridgely and Greenfield 2001a). In Peru it occurs south to northern La Libertad (Zimmer 1953, Schulenberg et al 2010).
Short-tailed Woodstar usually is restricted to the lowlands. It occurs in Ecuador up to 800 m in Loja, but else in Ecuador it usually occurs only below 200 m (Ridgely and Greenfield 2001a). Most records in Peru also are from elevations of only a few hundred meters, but locally (or seasonally?) it occurs up to 1200 m (Schulenberg et al. 2010).
Distribution outside the Americas
Endemic to the Americas.
Short-tailed Woodstar occupies arid scrub, scrubby areas, and gardens (Ridgely and Greenfield 2001a, Schulenberg et al. 2010).