French: Ermite yaruqui German: Smaragdschattenkolibri Spanish: Ermitaño de Yaruqui
W Colombia (N Chocó) S to W Ecuador (to El Oro); possibly SW Panama.
c. 13 cm; male 4–7 g, female 4–6·5 g. Medium-sized hermit hummingbird with bluish green upperparts, green to dark grey underparts, and white gular stripe... read more
Song a continuous series of rather harsh “kree-u” notes, at rate of c. 1/second.
Humid pre-montane and montane forests, humid secondary growth, dense shrubbery and plantations.... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar and small arthropods. Flowers visited include Heliconia, Ericaceae, Rubiaceae and Bromeliaceae. Feeds by trap-lining.
Season undescribed, but data on gonadal activity point to Nov–Jul. Cone-shaped nest, fastened to the underside of long, hanging... read more
Reports of seasonal movements to higher altitudes in Ecuador, but primarily sedentary. Recent... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Generally common in wet forests; long-term survival clearly depends on habitat conservation. Commonest Phaethornis in Pacific... read more
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