Genus Heliomaster


Plain-capped starthroat - Adults are colored predominantly metallic bronze on their upper-parts, tail, back and crown. The bird has a dark eye-stripe with a white stripe above and below. The Starthroat also has a white patch on the rump. The throat patch, or gorget, is a metallic violet-red. The breast and underparts are a grayish white. The bill is straight, long and very slender. It is darkly colored. The female is slightly less colorful than the male.

Long-billed Starthroat - The Long-billed Hummingbird's greatest range is east of the Andes and covers the entire Amazon Basin and northern South America including the Guianas.


Stripe-breasted Starthroat - It is found only in regions of eastern and southeastern Brazil. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest.

Order : Apodiformes
Family : Trochilidae
Genus : Heliomaster