Dusky-Throated Hermit

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Phaethornis squalidus

Dusky-Throated Hermit

The Dusky-Throated Hermit is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. It formerly included the Streak-Throated Hermit as a subspecies.

It a small hummingbird with a total length of approximately 3.54 inches.

They have a strongly curved bill and prominent dark mask and a pale eyebrow. Largely brownish, but is slightly, green above and paler below.

The long tail is strongly graduated, dark at the base with pale tips. They are similar to the Scale-Throated Hermits, but they are smaller with a pale throat.

Main diet consists of nectar and arthropods.

Montane forest and dense second growth.

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

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


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