French: Ermite à gorge noire German: Schwarzkehl-Schattenkolibri Spanish: Ermitaño barbinegro
Subspecies and Distribution
P. a. atrimentalis
Lawrence, 1858 – E Andes of Colombia, Ecuador and N Peru (Loreto).
P. a. riojae
Berlepsch, 1889 – foothills of C Peru (San Martín S to Pasco).
8–9 cm. Very similar to P. ruber, but easily distinguishable by prominent dark brown throat and whitish undertail-coverts. Male has a more intensely-coloured... read more
Song is a high-pitched phrase repeated incessantly without pauses between phrases, at a rate of c.... read more
Understorey of lowland rainforest, in particular at edges, second growth areas, zones transitional... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar of flowering plants like Costus, Aechmea, Palicourea, Drymonia, Gurania, Pitcairnia... read more
No nest yet described. Data on gonadal activity indicate breeding in Jul and Nov (Peru), and Sept (Ecuador).
No information available. Presumably sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Present in Río Nambi Reserve, Nariño, and Amacayacu National Park, S Amazonas (Colombia); also recorded near Tingo Maria (C... read more
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