Order
Caprimulgiformes
Family
Trochilidae
Genus
Myrmia
 
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Version 1.0

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SPECIES

Short-tailed Woodstar Myrmia micrura

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

Diet and Foraging

Diet

Short-tailed Woodstar is primarily nectarivorous, but the diet of this species is not well documented; it has been reported feeding on flowers of Malvaceae shrubs, cacti, Fabaceae and Caesalpiniaceae (Leguminosae) (Schuchmann 1999).

Short-tailed Woodstar also consumes small arthropods, as do most if not all species of hummingbirds (Remsen et al. 1986).

Foraging Behavior

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