Teeny Tuesday: Bahama Woodstar!

Bahama Woodstar,© 2015 Liz Vitale

Bahama Woodstar,© 2015 Liz Vitale

Not all hummingbirds are named “so-and-so hummingbird”. Some of them have some pretty cool names, like this little violet-throated beauty, the Bahama Woodstar.

It is a medium-to-small sized hummingbird, and is native to the Bahama Islands. They are found in many different habitats on some of the major islands,but may be rare or absent where the Cuban Emerald hummingbird also occurs.

Male woodstars show a reddish-pink throat with a  a white collar during breeding season. Females are much more drab in color. When breeding season is over, the male’s throat patch turns to a pale gray. Tails on male birds are deeply forked, while females’ tails are much more rounded.

This hummingbird nests all year round. It does not migrate, but has been seen in southeast Florida in the United States.


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