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BIRD OF THE WEEK — RAINBOW STARFRONTLET — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Coeligena iris
POPULATION: Unknown
TREND: Decreasing
HABITAT: Mountain forest edges, gardens, plantations; can use degraded habitats

Rainbow Starfrontlets range from southern Ecuador to northern Peru. They can be seen in several Ecuadorian reserves where ABC works with in-country partner Fundación Jocotoco.

This species is most threatened by habitat loss caused by logging, mining, and human settlement.


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