The magenta-throated woodstar is a hummingbird that is a resident breeder in forest edge and scrub in Costa Rica and western Panama.
The 9 cm long, 3.5 g male magenta-throated woodstar is unmistakable with its magenta throat separated by a white collar from the green chest and flanks. The back is green and the belly is rufous. There are white rump patches, and the black-tipped tail is long and forked.
The female is 3 cm long and lacks the male’s long tail... more