Straight-billed Hermit Phaethornis bourcieri

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
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  • © Joao Quental JQuental

Frequently on the go, the Straight-billed Hermit flies quickly along the understory foraging at flowers. While it resembles other large hermits, the Straight-billed Hummingbird is fairly drab and very appropriately named with its identifiable, straight bill. Males have small singing territories where they wiggle their tails as they sing. These hermits are considered common throughout their range.

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

Recommended Citation

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