SCIENTIFIC NAME: Glaucis aeneus
The Bronzy Hermit is a bird which belongs to the family of Trochilidés and the order of Apodiformes. It closely resembles the larger Rufous-Breasted Hermit.
It is a medium-sized hummingbird about 3.94 inches.
It has a long, curved bill and black-and-white striped face pattern. It has a brownish head, bronze-green upperparts and rufous underparts.
Tail has green central feathers and rufous outer feathers, all tipped white. The bill has a yellow lower mandible and a black upper mandible.
Sexes are similar, but the male has yellow streaking on the upper mandible, and the female may be slightly duller in plumage.
Diet includes nectar, insects and spiders, which are taken by hover-gleaning. Visit garden feeders.
Lowland rainforests. Disturbed primary forests, as well as dense and old secondary growth; forest borders, thickets, shrubs and swampy areas.
Eastern Honduras south to western Panama, and in the Chocó of western Colombia and north-western Ecuador.
The female builds a small cup-shaped nest with a tail, made of rootlets and attached to the underside of a palm, fern or Heliconia leaf. It is often placed near a stream, waterfall or roadside.
The female lays 2 eggs and incubates alone for 17 days.