French: Ermite vert German: Grüner Schattenkolibri Spanish: Ermitaño verde
Subspecies and Distribution
P. g. coruscus
Bangs, 1902 – Costa Rica S to NW Colombia.
P. g. emiliae
(Bourcier & Mulsant, 1846) – Colombia (major river valleys in all three Andean ranges).
P. g. apicalis
(Tschudi, 1844) – Sierra de Perijá, and E Andean slopes from NW Venezuela (Lara) and Colombia S to SE Peru.
P. g. guy
(Lesson, 1833) – mountains in NE Venezuela; Trinidad.
c. 13 cm; male 4–8·1 g, female 4–6·5 g. A medium-sized hermit very similar to P. yaruqui, but with bill distinctly more curved and an... read more
Song is a continuous series of nasal, rather low-pitched “kuek” notes, repeated at rate of c. 1/... read more
Understorey of mainly humid forest and adjacent forest edges, small clearings, secondary growth,... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar of Heliconia, Costus, Razisea, Columnea, Pachystachys, Centropogon and similar... read more
Season Nov–Jul, in particular Jan–Apr in Trinidad; Feb–Sept, Dec in Costa Rica and Panama; data on gonadal activity... read more
Records away from regular range reported from Panama and N Andes, but seasonality of these probably... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Uncommon to fairly common in most areas. In Panama, common in Darién foothills and in highlands above 600 m. Occurs... read more
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