Scale-throated Hermit Phaethornis eurynome

Brazilian name:
Rabo-branco-de-garganta-rajada
Scale-throated Hermit, Intervales, São Paulo, Brazil, April 2004 - click for larger image Brazil

The Scale-throated Hermit is distributed in south-east Brazil and adjacent areas of Paraguay and Argentina. It is found in the under-storey of Atlantic Rain Forest, semi-deciduous forest and secondary growth.

Its most notable features are the dark feathers on the throat which give it the scaly appearance, the broad white tips to the tail and the yellowish lower mandible.

It feeds on nectar by trap-lining and on insects.

Scale-throated Hermit, Intervales, São Paulo, Brazil, April 2004 - click for larger image There are recordings on xeno-canto, a distribution map from NatureServe and additional information available via Avibase.
Scale-throated Hermit, Intervales, São Paulo, Brazil, April 2004 - click for larger image
Scale-throated Hermit, Camacã, Bahia, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image
Scale-throated Hermit, Camacã, Bahia, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image
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