Chilean Woodstar

Chilean Woodstar by AFC

Eulidia yarrellii by Sandra Strohschein
(8 in. x 8 in. | Acrylic | ID#3803)

Family: TROCHILIDAE | Conservation Status: Critically Endangered | Population Trend: decreasing

Artist Statement

The Chilean Woodstar is know only to breed in the north Parinocota region of Chile. It's number have declined so rapidly that it has been listed as endangered. Habitat loss is the main reason . It is a sole feeder of nectar. It's food sources are found in vegetation along small streams in the desert. A species recovery plan was approved in 2004 which includes replanting vegetation and reintroducing the birds in areas of their former range.
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