23 May, 2011

Green Hermit

Scientific Name: Phaethornis guy

Population Estimate: Unknown, but Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Tropical most forest foothills and middle elevations from 500 to 2000m in Costa Rica, Panama, northeastern Venezuela and Trinidad, and the northern Andes to eastern Peru.

Field Notes: Large hummingbird with very long bill and long in whom white-tipped central rectrices and dark blue / green upperparts diagnostic. Black eye mask, bordered by white, common in hermits. Blue / green extend to underparts in male, but female has white underparts. Call when perched is a high-pitched bark.

Personal Notes: Seen at Arenal Hanging Bridges and Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica

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