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Magenta-throated Wood Star 3162

The Magenta-throated Woodstar (Calliphlox bryantae) is a tiny hummingbird found at the forest edges of Costa Rica and Panama where it visits flowering plants of the open grasslands. The male will often raise its tail while feeding. His gorget is iridescent magenta with a wide white band demarcating it bellow. The upper parts are green. Its relatively long tail is deeply forked. The female lacks the bright gorget and has whitish underparts. During courting, the male gives a diving display.

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