Marvelous Spatuletail Male cm (including tail cm), female cm ( tail cm); c. 3 g. Male has slightly decurved black bill; crest blue, hindneck. Criteria: A3c;B1ab(v);C2a(ii) Click here for more information about the Red List categories and criteria. Justification of Red List category. There are recent. Learn more about the Marvellous spatuletail – with amazing Marvellous spatuletail photos and facts on Arkive.

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One of the most characteristic features of the marvellous spatuletail is the long, spectacular tail of the male, which is made up of only four feathers. Threatened Birds of the Americas.

Marvellous spatuletail – Wikipedia

Several organisations are now working to conserve the marvellous spatuletail, through education, surveys, and fundraising to acquire land for protection 2. She has a white throat and lacks the colorful throat patch and black line that can be seen in the male. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. A genus tends to contain species that have characteristics in common. Trochilus mirabilis Avibase ID: They favor the thorny, impenetrable Rubus thickets admixed with Alnus trees.

This magnificent hummingbird is endangered and found only in a small area of Peru.

American Bird Conservancy – Huembo March, http: To comment on crosswords, please switch over to the new version to comment. Loddigeeia Paretti – Blood Island. Male has slightly decurved black bill; crest blue, hindneck brownish, If you would like to correct or update any of the information, please send us an e-mail.


mirbailis Its body is quite small in size but this hummingbird has an extraordinarily long tail and males have rackets on the outer most tail feathers. Usually, the female will lay two tiny white eggs, which hatch between two and three weeks after being laid 9.

If you have a photograph that you’d like to enter into the Enchantment loddigesiq contest, you can learn more on their Facebook site yeah, I know; I hate Facebook, too. This involves the male displaying his strength by hovering in front of the female, holding his tail feathers up next to his body and waving the spatules around 4 5. Generally uncommon, with few recent records, We have switched off comments on this old version of the site.

The female marvellous spatuletail is patterned similarly to the male, but has a bronzy-green rather than blue head, a white throat, and lacks the black line on the breast and belly, which are both buffy-white. Help us share the wonders of the natural world. Loddigesia Bonaparte Marvellous spatuletail range The marvellous spatuletail has a very small range, being endemic to the mountains of north-western Peru.

Mystery bird: marvellous spatuletail, Loddigesia mirabilis

In recent history, the only place where this hummingbird can be found is near Florida, where it occurs in low densities and may mirabbilis be loddigesiw present. The female’s tail is much shorter with drop-shaped rackets. He collected the skin of a male that became the basis for John Gould’s famous monograph featuring this bird — a portion of which artwork is shown at right. Conservation International – Peru: Public comments No comments yet Only members are able to post public comments.


This stunning South American mystery bird is astonishingly rare due to the illegal drugs trade.

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It is then up to the female marvellous spatuletail to build a nest and raise the chicks. He can move them independently. Your sightings No sightings Add to a lifelist: They particularly seek out the red-flowered lily Alstroemeria Bomarea formosissima as well as flowers of the “mupa mupa” trees. Several organizations are currently working in partnership to conduct an education program, survey additional sites and raise funds for land acquisition in the La Florida region.

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To this end, they planted mirabilos 30, native trees and bushes that specifically meet the needs of the Marvellous Spatuletail. Marvellous spatuletail habitat This small hummingbird inhabits forest edges, secondary growth and montane scrub.

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