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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This species is losdigesia a knife’s-edge between life and death. They favor loddigesai thorny, impenetrable Rubus thickets admixed with Alnus trees.

BirdLife International – Marvellous spatuletail: This small hummingbird inhabits forest edges, secondary growth and montane scrub. The mostly tubular-shaped flowers actually exclude most bees and butterflies from feeding on them and, subsequently, from pollinating the plants.

The reason is due to habitat destruction, a significant proportion of which is due to habitat destruction for the production of illegal drugs. They also tend to perch when feeding on nectar.

Marvelous Spatuletail (Loddigesia mirabilis) – BirdLife species factsheet

Locals also capture males specifically for their attractive tail feathers and for food — as their dried hearts are said to have aphrodisiac properties. The female pushes the food down the chicks’ throats with her long bill directly into their stomachs.

Marvellous spatuletail habitat This small hummingbird inhabits forest edges, secondary growth and montane scrub. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. A nesting female can capture up to 2, insects a day.


Mystery bird: marvellous spatuletail, Loddigesia mirabilis

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Loddigesia mirabilis Bourcier This requires a lot of energy, and the male is often only able to display for very short periods of time 5. This page was last edited on 15 Februaryat He is described to do so about 14 times in 7 seconds. We have switched off comments on this old version of the site.

A male adult flying.

When foraging, they tend to stay low and are most often seen feeding on the red-flowered lily Al stroemeria formosissima. This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible.

Retrieved from ” https: Further recommended measures for the marvellous spatuletail include more mirabills to assess the size of its population, the extent of its distribution and its habitat needs 2 7.

This is an adult male marvellous spatuletail, Loddigesia mirabilis. Juveniles lack the spatules of the adults. Avibase has been visited , times since 24 June Trochilus mirabilis Avibase ID: He has only four long feathers in its tail, two of which are long racquet-shaped outer tail feathers that cross each other and end in large violet-blue discs or “spatules”. If you have bird images, video or mp3 files that you’d like to share with a large and mostly appreciative audience, feel free to email them to me for consideration.

She has a white throat and lacks the colorful throat patch and black line that can be seen in the male. A major threat to the marvellous spatuletail, and to many other species in South America and elsewhere, is deforestation. Loddigesia mirabilis, Trochilus mirabilis Lithuanian: Male has slightly decurved black bill; crest blue, hindneck brownish, Polygamous Mating with more than one partner in the same season. It may NOT be used within Apps. Males give elaborate courtship displays for females, although the ratio of adult males to females and younger birds appears to be quite unbalanced.


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This stunning South American mystery bird is astonishingly rare due to the illegal drugs trade. They particularly seek out the red-flowered lily Alstroemeria Bomarea loddigesiw as well as flowers of the “mupa mupa” trees.

Each checklist loddigesiz be loddigeeia with photos shared by the birding community, and also printed as PDF checklists for field use. 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.

The spatuletails only pay fleeting visits to flowers as they locdigesia often displaced by other, more dominant hummingbirds with which they share their habitat, including the green violet-ear Colibri thalassinus and sparkling violet-ear Colibri coruscans 7.