Chilean Woodstar Eulidia yarrellii


Almendras, D. undated. Desert hummingbird on the edge of extinction. San Francisco Available at: (Accessed: 19 February 2018).

Clark, C.J., Feo, T.J.; van Dongen, W.F.D. 2013. Sounds and courtship displays of the Peruvian Sheartail, Chilean Woodstar, Oasis Hummingbird, and a hybrid male Peruvian Sheartain x Chilean Woodstar. Condor 115(3): 558-575.

Estades, C.F., Aguirre, J., Escobar, M.A.H., Tomasevic, J.A., Vukasovic, M.A.; Tala, C. 2007. Conservation status of the Chilean Woodstar Eulidia yarrellii. Bird Conservation International 17(2): 163-175.

Fjeldså, J.; Krabbe, N. 1990. Birds of the High Andes. Apollo Books, Copenhagen.

Howell, S.N.G.; Webb, S. 1995. A guide to the Birds of Mexico and northern Central America. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Lazzoni Traversaro, I. 2015. FICHA DE ANTECEDENTES DE ESPECIE: Eulidia yarrellii Bourcier, 1847. Ministerio del Medio Ambiente, Goberno de Chile.

Lebbin, D. 2013. Chilean Woodstar: A species clings to fife in an otherworldly landscape. Available at: (Accessed: 19 February 2018).

Parker, T. A. 1982. First record of the Chilean Woodstar Eulidia yarrellii in Peru. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 102: 86.

Schuchmann, K.L., Kirwan, G.M. and Sharpe, C.J. 2014. Chilean Woodstar (Eulidia yarrellii). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. and de Juana, E. (eds), Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive, Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

van Dongen, W.F., Lazzoni, I., Winkler, H., Vásquez, R.A.; Estades, C.F. 2013. Behavioural and genetic interactions between an endangered and a recently-arrived hummingbird. Biological Invasions 15(5): 1155-1168.

Yañez, C. 2016. Censo revela que población del ave más pequeña de Chile cae en 75% los últimos 12 años. La Tercera.

Further resources

Detailed species account from the Threatened birds of the Americas: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 1992). Please note, taxonomic treatment and IUCN Red List category may have changed since publication.

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Recuento detallado de la especie tomado del libro Aves Amenazadas de las Americas, Libro Rojo de BirdLife International (BirdLife International 1992). Nota: la taxonomoía y la categoría de la Lista Roja de la UICN pudo haber cambiado desde esta publicación.

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Eulidia yarrellii. Downloaded from on 30/10/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 30/10/2020.