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Photo © by Xyko Paludo
São José dos Pinhais, PR, Brazil, January 2018
Phaethornis squalidus


10–12·5 cm (4-5 in)

  • Brownish overall plumage
  • Greenish hue on back
  • Dark head, broken by long buff supercilium


South America: a south-east Brazilian endemic (southern Minas Gerais and Esp¡rito Santo to Santa Catarina).


Photo © by Peter R. Bono
Itatiaia National Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 2003

This is a monotypic species[1].


A denizen of the mid-level Atlantic forest.



Their main diet consists of nectar and arthropods.


They construct a cone-shaped cup, which is attached to a long leaf.


  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 http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved February 2019)
  3. Neotropical Birds

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