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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Trochilidae Monotypic Authors needed American bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus. BirdLife International – Marvellous spatuletail: The articles or images on this page are the sole property of the authors or photographers. Marvellous spatuletail Loddigesia mirabilis.

This is an adult male marvellous spatuletail, Loddigesia mirabilis. American Bird Conservancy – Huembo March, http: Its numbers are continuing to decline Birdlife International There are many ways to contribute—we need species information, photographs, audio, video, translations, maps, distribution data, and bird sightings.

Marvelous Spatuletails inhabit humid forest borders, second growth, and montane scrub. A genus tends to contain species that have characteristics in common.

Mystery bird: marvellous spatuletail, Loddigesia mirabilis

Montane Of mountains, or growing in mountains. Views Read Edit View history.

If you would like to correct or update any of the information, please send us an e-mail. In the male, the outer two of these tail feathers are the spatula-shaped streamers. Bibliography Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. The courtship display of the male marvellous mitabilis is so energetically demanding that it can only be performed for very short periods.

The usual elevations that this species can be found at are between 2, and 2, metres 7. Public comments No comments yet Only members are able to post public comments. Several organisations are now working to conserve the marvellous spatuletail, through education, surveys, and fundraising to acquire land for protection 2.


The young are born blind, immobile and without any down. The mating system of the marvellous spatuletail is polygamouswhich means the male will mate with several different females.

The remaining forests in the region loddigessia need protection, and initiatives need to be developed to reduce hunting of olddigesia stunning small bird 2. Trochilus mirabilis Avibase ID: Its body is quite small in size but this hummingbird has an extraordinarily long tail and males have rackets on the outer most tail feathers.

To register to myAvibase click here. The average clutch consists of two white eggs, which she incubates alone, while the male defends his territory and the flowers he feeds on. Marvellous Spatuletail Loddigesia mirabilis Bourcier, The marvellous spatuletail is nearly always found in the Rubus thickets, especially when they are lofdigesia the edge mirbailis forest 7.

For the legume genus of the same name, see Hypocalyptus. ,irabilis magnificent hummingbird is endangered and found only in a small area of Peru. Loddigesia mirabilis Bourcier They also tend to perch when feeding on nectar.

In order to conserve this beautiful mirrabilis 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 It is the only member mirabiliis the monotypic genus Loddigesia. As is the case with other hummingbird species, the chicks are brooded only the first week or two, and left alone even on cooler nights after about 12 days – probably due to the small nest size.

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Other unconfirmed records placed this bird near Tingo, Utcubamba and Leimebamba. 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. BirdLife International Marvellous spatuletail Loddigesia mirabilis. This shy Spatuletail is typically found along the forest edge and isolated woodlots on steep slopes. mirzbilis

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Also known as marvelous spatuletail. Voice During aerial display, male emits a repeated high-pitched buzzy metallic note, sounding like static To make the most of all of HBW’s features, discover our subscriptions now!

Over 30, saplings of native trees and bushes have been planted there for the marvelous spatuletail. As tourism is growing in this area, efforts to preserve this species are intensifying amongst the locals.

The Booted Racket-tail is much greener with rounded head. One of the most characteristic features of the marvellous spatuletail is the long, spectacular loddiggesia of the male, which is made up of only four feathers. Secondary growth Vegetation that has re-grown after a major disturbance, such as fire or clearance. Marvellous spatuletail habitat This small hummingbird inhabits forest edges, secondary growth and montane scrub.

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Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image. He can move them independently. You must be logged in to view your sighting details. Lekking A mating loddigesi in which males display collectively in an area known as a lek, to attract and compete for females.