- Phaethornis nattereri
Includes Maranhao Hermit
10 cm, a small hermit
Underside is essentially tawny, while crown, upper back and wings are dusky-greenish. Uppertail coverts are tipped reddish-chestnut, central tail elongated and tipped white while outer rectrices are tipped buff. Side of head with a black mask surrounded by two pale stripes.
 Sexual variation
Males are darker on throat with shorter central tail projection than female.
South America: found in eastern Bolivia and adjacent south-western Brazil as well as in north-eastern Brazil (MaranhÃ£o to CearÃ¡). However, some sources indicates that these two populations are connected or at least have been connected in the recent past.
This is a monotypic species.
It was concluded that this species includes forms previously described as Maranhao Hermit.
Dry to semi-humid forest, savanna and woodland at below 500 m asl.
Feeds by trap-lining where it visits flowering plants but also eats some insects.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Ber van Perlo. 2009. A field guide to the Birds of Brazil. Oxford University Press, New York, NY, USA. ISBN 978-0-19-530155-7
- Hinkelmann, C. and P. F. D. Boesman (2020). Cinnamon-throated Hermit (Phaethornis nattereri), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D. A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.cither1.01
- Hinkelmann, C. (1988) On the identity of Phaethornis maranhaoensis Grantsau, 1968 (Trochilidae). Bull. Brit. Orn. Club 108(1): 14â€“18.
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