Broad-Tipped Hermit

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Anopetia gounellei

Broad-Tipped Hermit

The Broad-Tipped Hermit is a species of bird in the Trochilidae family. It has been placed in a monotypic genus Anopetia.

It is a medium-sized hummingbird about 4.7 inches long.

It is a boldly patterned hummingbird with a long-curved bill. It has a bold eye-mask, a bronzy-green back, and buffy underparts.

They have a rusty throat and the broad white-tipped tail.

Main diet consists of nectar and arthropods.

Woodland and semi-deciduous forest, 500 m-700 m.

Endemic to the lowlands of north-east Brazil (Piauí, Ceará and Bahia).

Cobweb is used for the building of the nest.


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