AppearanceWhen searching for a mate, males will form leks all together making 'squeaky ''tseep' sounds.'' Males can be differentiated from females by their bright orange underside, with females being more pale.'
Naming* ''P. s. syrmatophorus'' Gould, 1852 – Western Tawny-bellied Hermit – W Andes of Colombia locally to SW Ecuador .
⤷ ''P. s. columbianus'' Boucard, 1891 – Eastern Tawny-bellied Hermit – C & E Andes of Colombia S on E slope in Ecuador to N Peru .
StatusAlthough currently marked as least concern, gradual logging may pose a large threat to the species further down the line.
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