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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Authentication This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. This may account for the skewed sex ratio in this species, as adult males are often killed with slingshots and so are greatly outnumbered by females and immature males 2 7.

The marvellous spatuletail feeds on nectar, with its preferred food plant being the red-flowered lily, Bomarea formosissimaalthough it has also been recorded feeding from at least five other species of flowering plant 2. The remaining forests in the region also need protection, and initiatives need to be developed to reduce hunting of this stunning small bird 2.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Marvellous Spatuletails – Hummingbirds. Avibase has been visited , times since 24 June Descriptive notes Male 15—17 cm including tail 11—13 cmfemale 9—10 cm tail 5—7 cm ; c.

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. Glossary Endemic A species or taxonomic group that is only found in one particular country or geographic area. The sides of the chest and abdomen are green. A major threat to the marvellous spatuletail, and to many other species in South America and elsewhere, is deforestation. Food and feeding Nectar of flowering RubusBomarea formosissima and Staureja sericea.


Marvellous spatuletail fact file Description Biology Range Habitat Status Threats Conservation Find out more Glossary References Print factsheet Marvellous spatuletail description Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Apodiformes Family Trochilidae Genus Loddigesia 1 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.

Perches while feeding rather than hovering The Marvellous Spatuletail is a medium-sized hummngtbird that averages 10 – 15 cm in length including its tail. If you are able to help please contact: This magnificent hummingbird is endangered and found only in a small area of Peru.

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A male adult flying.

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It is then up to the female marvellous spatuletail to build a mirwbilis and raise the chicks. The Marvellous Spatuletail Loddigesia mirabilis is one of the world’s rarest hummingbirds that only occurs in the remote Utcubamba Valley in northern Peru.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. The breeding season of this small hummingbird occurs from late October to early May 2 7which coincides with the rainy season 7.

Montenegro – formerly a potato farmer – is now growing plants that specifically attract around 30 bird species and children are being discouraged from harming hummingbirds. Other related concepts Loddigesia mirabilis x Myrtis fanny hybrid.

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Within this scrub ldodigesia are often dense, thorny pockets of vegetation, including Alnus trees and Rubus thickets 2 7 8. Previously listed as Vulnerable.

American bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus. Over 30, saplings of native trees and bushes have been planted there for the marvelous spatuletail. 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. Montane Of mountains, or growing in mountains.


Several organisations are now working to conserve the marvellous spatuletail, through education, surveys, and fundraising miraiblis acquire land for protection 2. Marvelous Spatuletails inhabit humid forest borders, second growth, and montane scrub. 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.

Mirabiljs usual elevations that this species can be found at are between 2, and 2, metres 7.

This is an adult male marvellous spatuletail, Loddigesia mirabilis. The female marvellous spatuletail is patterned similarly to the male, but has a bronzy-green rather than blue head, a white throat, and lacks the black line on the breast and mirabiils, which are both buffy-white.

This species information was authored as part of the Arkive and Universities Scheme. Loddigesia mirabilis Bourcier The male marvellous spatuletail displays to a female by hovering in front of her, waving his tail feathers. The male marvellous spatuletail is beautifully decorated, with a deep blue crest on its head, a turquoise patch on its throat, and a deep black line down its breast and belly.

Mirablis, the female will lay two tiny white eggs, which hatch between two and three weeks after loddiggesia laid 9. Generally uncommon, with few recent records,