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Short-tailed Woodstar Myrmia micrura

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

Priorities for Future Research


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.

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