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White-browed Hermit Phaethornis stuarti

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Very little ecological information is available for this small hermit. It inhabits the forest understory in forests between várzea and terra firme rainforest habitat; it there prefers bamboo thickets, second growth, hilly terrain, and scrubby areas. White-browed Hermits are very similar in appearance to Reddish Hermits (Phaethornis ruber) but have white edging on the tail. Like many hummingbirds, they feed on nectar and arthropods, but further dietary information is currently undescribed.

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Recommended Citation

White-browed Hermit (Phaethornis stuarti), 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/whbher3