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

Sounds and Vocal Behavior

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Vocalizations

The call of Short-tailed Woodstar is described as a "thin tchi-tchi-tchi" (Lane, in Schulenberg et al. 2010).

The male sings during the courtship display (see Sexual Behavior); this song is "a sweet, high series of tititi notes interspersed with a high sweee" (Lane, in Schulenberg et al. 2010).

There are very few audio recordings of vocalizations of Short-tailed Woodstar; examples can be heard at Macaulay Library and at xeno-canto.

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

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