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Pale-bellied Hermit - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Gerald Friesen
Darien Region, Panama, February 2015
Phaethornis anthophilus


13 cm

  • Green upperparts
  • Pale grey underparts


Central and South America
Central America: occurs only in Panama
South America: Colombia and Venezuela



There are two subspecies[1]:

  • P. a. hyalinus:
  • Pearl Islands (Bay of Panama)
  • P. a. anthophilus:


A variety of drier woodland, semi-deciduous forests and shrubby edges.


They use the trap-lining method of feeding. Their main diet consists of nectar supplemented by small arthropods.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2015)

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