French: Ermite à ventre fauve German: Orangebauch-Schattenkolibri Spanish: Ermitaño ventrihabano
Subspecies and Distribution
P. s. syrmatophorus
Gould, 1852 – Western Tawny-bellied Hermit – W Andes of Colombia (including Cauca/Patía Valley) locally to SW Ecuador (S to W Loja).
P. s. columbianus
Boucard, 1891 – Eastern Tawny-bellied Hermit – C & E Andes of Colombia (including S Magdalena Valley) S on E slope in Ecuador to N Peru (San Martín).
c. 14 cm; 5–7 g. A medium-sized hermit with a prominent, long, distinctly decurved bill, olive-green upperparts and reddish-orange uppertail-coverts; belly, undertail-... read more
Song a continuous series of single, high-pitched, almost insect-like “tsi” calls, at a rate of... read more
Understorey of humid montane forest, sometimes at forest edge or in dense second growth. Generally... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar and small arthropods. Feeds by trap-lining.
Recorded Jun in Ecuador; gonadal activity Dec in Peru; birds in breeding condition Mar–Aug and Dec in Colombia. Elongated, cone-... read more
No information available. Presumably resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Habitat loss may be a severe threat in the future. Regularly recorded in Cueva de los Guácharos National Park, and... read more
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