Phaetornis [sic] Rupurumii
Rupununi River, Guyana.
One of the small hermits sometimes separated in genus Pygmornis. Often lumped with P. squalidus, but morphological characters indicate it is more closely related to P. longuemareus and P. idaliae; differs from squalidus in its grey-white vs grey-tawny underparts (3); shorter central rectrices but longer outer rectrices, giving very different tail pattern (3); rather bolder malar (1); smaller size, based on bill depth and wing length (at least 1). Geographically isolated race amazonicus may prove to be a full species. A hybrid of present species with P. longuemareus was described as P. longuemareus imatacae. Two subspecies recognized.
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