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Buff-bellied Hermit

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Photo by birdclubPantanal, Brazil
Photo by birdclub
Pantanal, Brazil
Phaethornis subochraceus


[edit] Identification

11–12 cm (4¼-4¾ in)

  • Brownish overall plumage
  • Buff belly
  • Elongated second pair of rectrices

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in the lowlands of eastern Bolivia and adjacent Brazil (western Mato Grosso).

[edit] Taxonomy

Photo by kitefarragoAraras Lodge, Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil, August 2017
Photo by kitefarrago
Araras Lodge, Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil, August 2017

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Deciduous and dry semi-deciduous forests.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their main diet consists of nectar and small arthropods.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Jan 2018)

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