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Green Hermit

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 wpe46B.jpg (18033 bytes) Alternate name
Phaethornis guy Scientific name
Trochiliformes Order
Trochilidae      Family
13.5 cm Length
Tropical montane moist forest & shrubland, between 800 - 2,200 m, Found in:- Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, Tobago, Trinidad & Venezuela. Habitat-Altitude-Range
1 White egg in a conical nest suspended under a leaf, often above water. Incubation 1718 days, fledging 21-23 days. Clutch
Nectar from a wide variety of flowers and small insects. Food  
Males gather at leks to attract a female. Habits
1801 World Number
Least Concern Status

Photo by Eric Chan all rights reserved

Slideshow courtesy The Friends Of Worldbirds all rights reserved

Green Hermit lekking
Phaethornis guy apicalis (0:27)
Nick Athanas XC8023
26-09-2001, Ecuador

Green Hermit, female by Pia's birdseye view.

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