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Broad-tipped Hermit - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Francisco Paludo
Araripe, CE, Brazil, July 2017
Anopetia gounellei


11–12·6 cm (4¼-5 in)

  • Bronze green upperparts
  • Brown underparts
  • Broad white tips to tail feathers
  • Decurved bill


Endemic to the lowlands of north-east Brazil (Piauí, Ceará and Bahia).


This is a monotypic species[1], which in the past has been placed in genus Phaethornis.


Woodland and semi-deciduous forest, 500m-700m.



Their main diet consists of nectar and arthropods.


Cobweb is used for the building of the nest.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Arthur Grosset
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved August 2017)

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