Stripe-breasted Starthroat (Heliomaster squamosus)
Stripe-breasted Starthroat, Nova Roma, Goiás, Brazil, February 2002 - click for larger image Nova Roma, Goiás, Brazil
February 2002

The Stripe-breasted Starthroat is a Brazilian endemic and is found in eastern Brazil from Pernambuco to São Paulo. It inhabits both forest and more open habitats such as savannah.

It feeds on nectar from flowering shrubs and trees as well as on insects.

There are illustrations in HBW, Volume 5, Page 662; and Sick, Plate 21.

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