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Reddish Hermit Phaethornis ruber

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 4 subspecies
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These bright, petite hermits are most often found in the understory but frequent a variety of habitats. Individuals wiggle their tails as they sing and males spend long portions of the day singing together in leks. Males boast a bold black band across their breasts but lack the extended central tail feathers that are common in several other hermits. Both sexes might be easily confused with Gray-chinned Hermit (Phaethornis griseogularis).

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Reddish Hermit (Phaethornis ruber), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/redher1