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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Secondary growth Vegetation that has re-grown after a major disturbance, such as fire or clearance. This is an adult male marvellous spatuletail, Loddigesia mirabilis.

Montane Of mountains, or growing in mountains. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mirabjlis of Use – The lodddigesia portlet may be used as a link from your website to Arkive’s online content for private, scientific, conservation or educational purposes only. This may be explained by the fact, that the males are hunted and killed for the perceived aphrodisiac properties of their hearts and their long tails.

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It may NOT be used within Apps. Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. American Bird Conservancy – Huembo March, http: Marvellous Spatuletail Loddigesia mirabilis Bourcier, Marvellous spatuletail habitat This small hummingbird inhabits forest edges, secondary growth and montane scrub. 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.

They use aerial flights and intimidating displays to defend their territories. The male can move these feathers independently. However, scientists believe that the loddigesi spatuletail may be protected somewhat from deforestation as it lives on the edge of forests and in isolated habitats on steep slopes 2 7.


Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: They also tend to perch when feeding on nectar. Threatened Birds of the Americas.

A male adult flying.

Usually, the female will lay two tiny white eggs, which hatch between two and three weeks after being laid 9. Bibliography Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography.

Albacore tuna Thunnus alalunga. Hummingbird Information The Marvellous Spatuletail Loddigesia mirabilis is one of the world’s rarest hummingbirds that only occurs in the remote Utcubamba Valley in northern Peru. However, it was found that even though the spatules wobble mirzbilis closely together, the noise was actually coming from its mouth. The sides of the chest and abdomen are green.

Plain-tailed warbling-finch Poospiza alticola. Esmeraldas woodstar Chaetocercus berlepschi.

They also work together to develop a sustainable eco-tourism program. Trochilidae Monotypic Authors needed Show Details Hide Details. Related taxa Other related concepts Loddigesia mirabilis x Myrtis fanny hybrid Other synonyms Catalan: Male has slightly decurved black bill; crest blue, hindneck brownish, Search Avibase search Browse by families. Marvelous Spatuletails inhabit humid forest borders, second growth, and montane scrub.

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This stunning South American mystery bird is astonishingly rare due to the illegal drugs trade. If you have a photograph that you’d like mirabilie enter into the Enchantment photo contest, you can learn more on their Facebook site yeah, I know; I hate Facebook, too.

It is the only member of the monotypic genus Loddigesia. The courtship display of the male marvellous spatuletail is so energetically demanding that it can only be performed for very short periods. The marvellous spatuletail Loddigesia mirabilis is a rare, medium-sized hummingbird, and like most hummingbirds its colourful plumage and miniscule size make it an engaging little creature.

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To comment on crosswords, please switch over to the new version to comment. The plumage is mostly white and green below and bronzy-brown above.

Loddigesia mirabilis (Marvellous Spatuletail) – Avibase

The video below gives you a brief glimpse of the male’s courtship dance using those remarkable tail feathers: This shy Spatuletail is typically found along the forest edge and isolated woodlots on steep slopes. These tail feathers grow to three or four times the bird’s body length, although the tail varies with age.

The female is responsible for building the cup-shaped nest out of plant fibers woven together and green moss on the outside for camouflage in a protected location in a shrub, bush or tree. The male marvellous spatuletail displays to a female by hovering in front of her, waving his tail feathers.

Mystery bird: marvellous spatuletail, Loddigesia mirabilis

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The body itself is very small –it has been described as being “about the size of a slightly fluffy ping-pong ball.

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