French: Ermite de Rucker German: Weißbinden-Schattenkolibri Spanish: Ermitaño barbudo colibandeado
Subspecies and Distribution
T. r. ventosus
Bangs & T. E. Penard, 1924 – E Guatemala and Belize to Panama.
T. r. ruckeri
(Bourcier, 1847) – N & W Colombia and W Ecuador (S to El Oro).
T. r. venezuelensis
Cory, 1913 – NW Venezuela (E to W Apure and W Barinas).
10–11 cm; male 5·5–7 g, female 5–7 g. A medium-sized hermit with contrasting underpart coloration, almost straight bill, and dark tail feathers with... read more
Song is a fast high-pitched phrase of some 5–10 notes repeated with intervals of several seconds.... read more
Understorey of primary and disturbed forest, forest edge, dense second growth, semi-open shrubbery... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar of Heliconia, Costus and other tubular flowers; also small arthropods, especially spiders. Feeds by trap-lining.... read more
Feb–May in Costa Rica, Caribbean slope; Jun–Sept in Costa Rica, Pacific slope; nesting recorded May in Honduras, and Dec in... read more
Presumably sedentary, although some post-breeding movement recorded, in particular of young birds. read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Common along forest borders of Pacific slopes of Colombia and NW Ecuador. In foothills of Tumbaco (SW Colombia) density of... read more
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