French: Ermite eurynome German: Schuppenkehl-Schattenkolibri Spanish: Ermitaño escamoso
Other common names:
Black-billed Hermit (“nigrirostris”)
Subspecies and Distribution
P. e. paraguayensis
M. S. Bertoni & A. W. Bertoni, 1901 – E Paraguay and NE Argentina (Misiones).
P. e. eurynome
(Lesson, 1832) – SE Brazil (SE Bahia S to Rio Grande do Sul).
c. 14–14·5 cm; male 4·5–6 g, female 4–5 g. Medium-sized hermit, olive above and greyish below, having dark throat feathers with narrow light-... read more
Song consists of a continuously repeated phrase. This phrase shows considerable variation (unlike... read more
Understorey of lowland and montane rainforest, humid areas in semi-deciduous forest,... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar taken from Heliconia, Centropogon, Costus, Neoregelia, Nidularium, Rechsteineria... read more
Sept–Mar in Brazil. Long cone-shaped cup of plant material and cobweb attached to inner tip of leaf of a palm, fern, Heliconia... read more
No information available. Presumably sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Common throughout its range. In forest patches in the Tibagi Basin, Paraná, Brazil, population density recorded as... read more
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