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Chilean Woodstar

South America

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Eulidia yarrellii

Endangered

Suitable native vegetation crucial for nest building and protecting dwelling is destroyed by man-made activities especially through pesticide toxicity. There is also possible competition with the Peruvian Sheartail bird species for food and other resources.

The Chilean Woodstar from the Trochilida family is a hummingbird species that is native to Chile and considered as the smallest in the country with just less than 8 cm in length. nnIt is characterised as having 1.5 cm-long black bill, scissor-shaped black tail green back, and throat patch of red and blue. Its signature call is a series of high-pitched buzzing or rasping sound. Nectar is its main diet, preferring to forage alone on native shrubs and fruit groves. The Chilean Woodstar from the Trochilida family is a hummingbird species that is native to Chile and considered as the smallest in the country with just less than 8 cm in length.

It is characterized as having 1.5 cm-long black bill, scissor-shaped black tail green back, and throat patch of red and blue. Its signature call is a series of high-pitched buzzing or rasping sound. Nectar is its main diet, preferring to forage alone on native shrubs and fruit groves.