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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Short-tailed Woodstar is not rare, is widespread, and occurs in easily accessible, relatively open habitats. Nonetheless its biology is very poorly known. There is little information available regarding the range of flowering plants visited by this species. Although its reproductive biology is relatively well know, all information on its breeding is from observations at a single site. Its molts deserve further study, as does the possibility that, at least locally, it undertakes seasonal altitudinal movements. There also is no information regarding demographic factors such as life span and survivorship, dispersal, or population regulation for Short-tailed Woodstar.