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A New Species of Hummingbird?

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A research team, including biologist Christopher J. Clark at the University of California, Riverside, now argues in a research paper published in this month's issue of The Auk that the two subspecies should be recognized as two distinct species. “The ...

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The Bahama Woodstar is a hummingbird found in the Bahamas, and comprises two subspecies. One of these, Calliphlox evelynae evelynae, is found throughout the islands of the Bahamas, and especially in the northern islands. The other, Calliphlox evelynae lyrura ("lyrura" for lyre-tailed, referring to the forked tail of males that resembles a classical lyre harp), is found only among the southern Inaguan islands of the Bahama Archipelago.

 

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