The marvellous spatuletail (Loddigesia mirabilis) is a medium-sized white, green and bronze Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version. Loddigesia mirabilis, ou colibri sílfide, é uma espécie de beija-flor da família Trochilidae. Imprimir/exportar. Criar um livro · Descarregar como PDF · Descarregar como PDF · Versão para impressão. The Marvellous Spatuletail (Loddigesia mirabilis) is a medium-sized (up to 15 cm long) white, green and bronze hummingbird adorned with blue crest feathers.
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En febrero de , se visitó el pueblo de Pomacochas en el noroeste de Perú con la esperanza de encontrar el Colibrí Maravilloso Loddigesia mirabilis. Los machos adultos de Loddigesia mirabilis presentan plumas altamente especializadas en la cola (raquetas), que son empleadas en despliegues dramáticos. A food source of the marvelous spatuletail loddigesia mirabilis. Boeke, J.D.. Ibis (4): In , a mature male marvellous spatuletail L. mirabilis .
Performed the experiments: LP. Analyzed the data: LP. Received Jul 15; Accepted Oct 3. Copyright Puhakka et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are properly credited. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC.
Characteristics Extraordinary tail of male reduced to only 2 pairs of rectrices: a long straight central pair, and a very long, racket-tipped, outer pair that bob independently of body movement.
It has a glittering blue crown and green gorget. Female has a white below, speckled with green; and long, largely white outer rectrices. Threat: Endangered. Best Time for observation: Between November and June.
Habitat: Forages low at edge of humid forest, in second growth, and in dense shrubbery. Endemic Species of Peru.
It is the star bird of the Northern Birding route. The species is confined only to Amazonas department. It used to be very hard to see a full male. It was thought that there was an skewed sex ratio, and that females which lacks the long-shafted battles were more common than males, as people searched for the birds along the roadside near Pomacochas.
Spanish language abstract, Abstract S1. Introduction The target set in by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity to achieve a significant reduction in the rate of biodiversity loss by the year has not been met .
Although protected area networks have grown substantially during the last decades they are still incomplete worldwide  and failed to halt the biodiversity crisis . However, establishing new protected areas through traditional government-led procedures is not the only feasible means of conservation in many places where biodiversity is threatened, and sometimes it is not applicable at all.
Thus, in addition to gap analyses identifying areas or species in need of further conservation, it is important also to look for other, perhaps more practical solutions for protecting biodiversity through creating local conservation initiatives. One such approach is to promote conservation through environmentally responsible and socially sensitive tourism.
Nature and biodiversity themselves function as tourism attractions both for a general tourist market and for more specified niche markets such as whale- and birdwatching tours. Globally, most of the high-priority areas for biodiversity conservation are also key regions for tourism development, and tourism has been growing particularly in biodiversity hotspots in the South .
While not a universal cure-for-all, sustainable forms of tourism can provide alternative livelihoods and incentives for communities to protect valuable habitats in key localities, given the right circumstances and proper planning . Spatial studies integrating data on conservation effort, distribution of key taxa, and tourism activity are required to identify such areas. We used Peru and a specialized end of nature-based tourism, birdwatching tourism, as an example to demonstrate a method to integrate these different types of data.
Peru makes for an excellent subject for this type of investigation: the species richness, especially that of birds, is among the highest in the world  ,  , while the country also is an established tourism destination. There is definitely need for further conservation work in Peru: while the Neotropics and particularly Amazonian lowlands enjoy the highest protected area coverage on Earth  , the Amazonian reserves should by no means be assumed to at present capture all Amazonian species .
In addition, the Tropical Andes has been identified as one of the world's most significant gap species areas, i. The main aim of the present article was to present a method to pinpoint areas and sites with high potential for integrated tourism and conservation, using birdwatching tourism in Peru as an example, and to discuss available mechanisms for promoting local conservation initiative through nature-based tourism.
We have approached this aim by analysing various data sets concerning conservation as well as the distribution of important bird species and that of bird-related tourism in Peru. Even though our focus in this article was birdwatching tourism, it needs to be stressed that the role of this specific niche of tourism as an aid for conservation has to be seen as part of a wider whole of nature-based and cultural tourism.