Chaetocercus harterti (Simon, 1901:202)

Hartert's woodstar



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Acestrura harterti Simon, 1901:202


Invalid (hybrid)


Conservation Status

Invalid (hybrid)

Last record: pre-1902



western Colombia (Central Andes)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Simon, E. (1901). Especies nouvelles de la familie des Trochilidae. Ornis 11: 201-203.

Other references:

Cory, C. B. (1918). Catalogue ofbirds oflhe Americas. Part 2, No. I.—Field Museum of Natural History Zoological Series 13:1-313.

Meyer de Schauensee R. (1966). The species of birds of South America and their distribution Narbeth, Pennsylvania. Livingston Publishing Co. [listed as probable hybrid]

Peters, James Lee. (1945). Check-list of birds of the world. Volume 5. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. [treated as valid species]

Schuchmann. K.-L. (1999). Family Trochilidae (hummingbirds), pp. 468-680. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliot, A. and Sargatal, J. (eds.). Handbook of the birds of the world, vol 5: barn-owls to hummingbirds. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. [listed as probable hybrid]

Sibley, C. G. and Monroe, B. L. (1990). Distribution and taxonomy of the birds of the world. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA. [listed as probable hybrid]


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