French: Ermite de Prêtre German: Zimtroter Schattenkolibri Spanish: Ermitaño del Planalto
Lesson and DeLattre
Minas Gerais, Brazil
E Bolivia, N Argentina (Salta, Jujuy, Santiago del Estero and Misiones) and Paraguay to E Brazil (S & E of Amazonian rainforest area).
c. 14–16·5 cm; male 4·5–7 g, female 3–5 g. Medium-sized hermit with olive-green upperparts, prominent reddish uppertail-coverts, cinnamon-red... read more
Song exhibits considerable variation: often a sequence of evenly-spaced, alternating, single and... read more
Non-forest, vegetation-rich areas, or dry forest, predominantly in mountainous regions, also second... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar of various flowering plants (e.g. Hibiscus rosasinensis); small arthropods. Probably feeds by trap-lining.
Sept–Apr in Brazil; nest records in Sept in NW Argentina and Aug in Brazil. Nest is a long, cone-shaped cup constructed of plant... read more
No reliable information available; thought to be partly migratory within certain areas.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Common throughout range. Accepts man-made habitats, e.g. gardens, parks. In SE Brazil, abundance varies from 2 pairs/km... read more
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