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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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Other unconfirmed records placed this bird near Tingo, Utcubamba and Leimebamba. Ethiopian short-headed frog Balebreviceps hillmani. Share on Facebook Tweet Send email.

This species is on a knife’s-edge between life and death. You are invited to review all of the daily mystery birds by going to their dedicated graphic index page.

Lodidgesia, scientists believe that the marvellous spatuletail may be protected somewhat from deforestation as it lives on the edge of forests and in isolated habitats on steep slopes 2 7. Voice During aerial display, male emits a repeated high-pitched buzzy metallic note, sounding like static Its most remarkable feature is the male’s two long racquet -shaped outer tail feathers that cross each other and end in large violet-blue discs or “spatules”.

Males establish feeding territories, where they aggressively chase away other males as well as large insects – such as bumblebees and hawk moths – that want to feed in their territory. The Booted Racket-tail is much greener with rounded head. Marvelous Spatuletails inhabit humid forest borders, olddigesia growth, and montane scrub.


To this end, they planted over 30, native trees and bushes that specifically meet the needs of the Marvellous Spatuletail.

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A male adult flying.

They use their long, mirabils, straw-like tongues to retrieve the nectar while hovering with their tails cocked upward as they are loddigewia at the nectar up to 13 times per second. Locals also capture males specifically for their attractive tail feathers and for food — as their dried hearts are said to have aphrodisiac properties. Terms of Use – The displayed portlet may be used as a link from your website to Arkive’s online content for private, scientific, conservation or educational purposes only.

Magic in the Air”, 10 January This hummingbird was first reported in by the bird collector Andrew Matthews who worked for George Loddiges.

Little woodstar Chaetocercus bombus. Marvellous spatuletail habitat This small hummingbird inhabits forest edges, secondary growth and montane scrub.

Description The Marvellous Spatuletail is a medium-sized hummngtbird that averages 10 – 15 cm in length including its tail.

Threatened Birds of the Americas.

Marvellous spatuletail

Marvellous spatuletail Loddigesia mirabilis. To make the most of all of HBW’s features, discover our subscriptions now!


White-tailed hummingbird Eupherusa poliocerca. The Avianweb strives to maintain accurate and up-to-date information ; however, mistakes do happen. Year-round Migration Breeding Non-Breeding.

Marvelous Spatuletail (Loddigesia mirabilis) – BirdLife species factsheet

They also tend to perch when feeding on nectar. The breeding season of this small hummingbird occurs from late October to early May 2 7which coincides with the rainy season 7.

The Marvellous Spatuletails primarily feed on nectar taken from a variety mirabiis brightly colored, scented small flowers of trees, herbs, shrubs and epiphytes. Sometimes they may be seen hanging on the flower while feeding. 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.

The rest of the underparts are white, with green on the flanks, while the upperparts of the body are a mirsbilis green-bronze or bronzy-brown colour 2 4. Skip to main content. This species information was authored as part of the Arkive and Universities Scheme.