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Hook-billed Hermit

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Photo © by Xyko PaludoBoa Nova, BA, Brazil, January 2019
Photo © by Xyko Paludo
Boa Nova, BA, Brazil, January 2019
Glaucis dohrnii


[edit] Identification

12–13 cm (4¾-5¼ in)

  • Greenish-bronze upperparts
  • Cinnamon underparts
  • White supercilium and malar
  • Metallic bronze tail with outer rectrices tipped white
  • Bill almost straight whitish mandible.

[edit] Similar Species

Similar to Rufous-breasted Hermit

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in coastal south-eastern Brazil (Bahia and Espírito Santo).

[edit] Taxonomy

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

[edit] Habitat

Found in the understorey of damp lowland primary and littoral forests. Generally under 500m.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their main diet consists of nectar and arthropods. They feed by the trap-lining method.

[edit] Breeding

They are reported to breed from September to February.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved February 2019)

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