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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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox. Insects are often caught in flight hawking ; snatched off leaves or branches, or are taken from spider webs. It is the only member of the monotypic genus Loddigesia. The Booted Racket-tail is much greener with rounded head. Marvellous Spatuletails – Hummingbirds. The Marvellous Spatuletails primarily feed on nectar taken from a variety of brightly colored, scented small mirabllis of trees, herbs, shrubs and epiphytes.

BirdLife International Marvellous spatuletail Loddigesia mirabilis.

During this mating display, the males make snapping sounds – which originally was thought to be generated by their long spatule disks clapping together. Share on Facebook Tweet Send email.

Marvelous Spatuletail (Loddigesia mirabilis) – BirdLife species factsheet

Polygamous Mating with more than one partner in the same season. Avibase checklists Search Avibase search Browse by families Contribute There are a few ways by which you can help the development of this page, such as joining the Flickr group for photos or providing translations of the site in addition languages.

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Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Esmeraldas woodstar Chaetocercus berlepschi. They also tend to perch when feeding on nectar. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Loddigesia mirabilis. However, it was found that even though the spatules wobble very closely together, koddigesia noise was actually coming from its mouth.

A male adult flying.

Albacore tuna Thunnus alalunga. This is an adult male marvellous spatuletail, Loddigesia mirabilis. Please donate to Arkive Help us share the wonders of the natural world. White-tailed hummingbird Eupherusa poliocerca. They olddigesia seek out the red-flowered lily Alstroemeria Bomarea formosissima as well as flowers of the “mupa mupa” trees.

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Marvellous Spatuletail Loddigesia mirabilis Bourcier, 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. Trochilus mirabilis Avibase ID: She has a white throat and lacks the colorful throat patch and black line that can be seen in the male.

Marvellous spatuletail – Wikipedia

For the legume genus of the same name, see Hypocalyptus. Locals also capture males specifically for their attractive tail feathers and for food — as their dried hearts are said to have aphrodisiac properties. Secondary growth Vegetation that has re-grown after a major disturbance, such as fire or clearance. Bird Conservation International7: We have switched off comments on this loddigesiaa version of the site. It is then up to the female marvellous spatuletail to build a nest and raise the chicks.

Records at m and m require confirmation. 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.


Little woodstar Chaetocercus bombus. Public comments No comments yet Only members are able to post public comments. Description The Marvellous Spatuletail is a medium-sized hummngtbird that averages 10 – 15 cm in length including its tail. The male marvellous spatuletail displays to a female by hovering in front of her, waving his tail feathers.

Several organisations are now working to conserve the marvellous spatuletail, through education, surveys, and fundraising to acquire land for protection 2.

These tail feathers grow to three or four times the bird’s body length, although the tail varies with age. 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”. The elevations that the marvellous spatuletail has been found at vary, but have always been greater than 1, metres. Rodents of Unusual Size communitycoypudocumentaryecosystemenvironmentfilmmakerfilmmakinginvasiveinvasive speciesrodentsUSAWetlandswildlife Monday 24 September Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: American bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus.

In order to conserve this beautiful species of hummingbird, as well as other wildlife endemic to the region, the Huembo Visitor Centre was set up in Pomacochas, in the Utcubamba Valley of Peru 2 Conservation International – Peru: At the Centre, the marvellous spatuletails can be seen at the hummingbird feeding stations year-round By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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