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Category:Philodice - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Philodice


Two species of Woodstars.


Philodice is a genus in the family Trochilidae; both species were formerly placed in genus Calliphlox. Phylogenetic studies demonstrated that not all three species in Calliphlox could be accommodated in the same genus[2], in spite of an earlier SACC proposal arguing against reinstating Philodice[3].

Genus Philodice viewedit
P. bryantae Magenta-throated Woodstar
P. mitchellii Purple-throated Woodstar


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. SACC proposal resulting in reinstatement of Philodice #Earlier SACC proposal arguing against reinstating Philodice

Pages in category ‘Philodice’

The following 2 pages are in this category, out of 2 total.