Amethyst woodstar

species of bird

The amethyst woodstar (Calliphlox amethystina) is a species of hummingbird.Tiny, short-billed hummingbird of forests, forest edges, and savanna woodlands. Both sexes are green on the back with a white band across the rump, but males have glossy pink throat and a deeply forked tail. Females have a white throat, a short tail, and cinnamon flanks and undertail.[2]

Amethyst woodstar
Calliphlox amethystina (male).jpg
Calliphlox amethystina.jpg
Male (above) and female (below)
Scientific classification
Binomial name
Calliphlox amethystina

It is found in most of central, and eastern South America, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname (the Guianas), Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela. The bird's range surrounds the "Amazon countries" into the Andes foothills and higher heights of upstream river systems, but is not along the Amazon River proper in the central Amazon Basin, or the central upper Basin; it is in Brazil at the river's outlet, and upstream for about 500 km.

The amethyst woodstar's natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montanes.

The amethyst woodstar was named after the amethyst crystal


  1. BirdLife International (2012). "Calliphlox amethystina". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 04 December 2013. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. "Amethyst Woodstar - eBird". Retrieved 2020-04-21.