|Needle-billed Hermit (Phaethornis philippii)
|Palmarí, Amazonas, Brazil
The Needle-billed Hermit is distributed in eastern Peru, northern Bolivia and western Amazonian Brazil south of the Amazon and west of the Tapajós. It is found in humid forest, often at forest edges, in bamboo and in plantations.
|It has a long, straight bill and the throat, breast and belly are orange. Like many Phaethornis hermits the central tail feathers are elongated and tipped white but note the orange tips to the other tail feathers as can be seen in photo 3.
It feeds on nectar by trap-lining and on small insects.
|There is an illustration in HBW, Volume 5, Page 542.|