Pale-bellied Hermit Phaethornis anthophilus

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
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  • © Alonso Quevedo Gil

Most often seen low in the forest interior visiting Heliconia flowers, Pale-bellied Hummingbirds inhabit dry and moist forests, lowland plantations, mangroves, and gallery forests in the llanos. They frequent drier woodlands much more often than do other hermits in Colombia and Venezuela. Mostly dull gray below, but both sexes have a black eye patch highlighted by a buffy white eyestripe above and a white region below.

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Recommended Citation

Pale-bellied Hermit (Phaethornis anthophilus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: