Species names in all available languages
|English (United States)||Short-tailed Woodstar|
|French||Colibri à queue courte|
|Spanish (Ecuador)||Estrellita Colicorta|
|Spanish (Peru)||Estrellita de Cola Corta|
|Spanish (Spain)||Colibrí colicorto|
|Turkish||Kısa Kuyruklu Ormanyıldızı|
Short-tailed Woodstar Myrmia micrura
Version: 1.0 — Published December 12, 2014
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Diet and Foraging
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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).