Tawny-bellied hermit

Phaethornis syrmatophorus

The tawny-bellied hermit is a species of hummingbird. It is found in the mountains of Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru usually in humid forest understory and undergrowth. This is where it spends its time foraging for arthropods and nectar via traplining like the diet of most if not all hummingbirds. It thrives in elevations above 1000m, where at lower levels it is gradually replaced by the White-Whiskered Hermit.
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Appearance

When 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.'
Tawny-bellied hermit, Quinde Luna, Ecuador Not happy with the photo, but it's a lifer for us, and the only photo we managed to get of it. Ecuador,Ecuador 2021,Fall,Geotagged,Phaethornis syrmatophorus,Quinde Luna,South America,Tawny-bellied hermit,World

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 .
Tawny-bellied Hermit At the wonderful Montezuma Rainforest Lodge! Cerro Montezuma,Phaethornis syrmatophorus,Tatama National Park,Tawny-bellied hermit

Status

Although currently marked as least concern, gradual logging may pose a large threat to the species further down the line.

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Status: Least concern
EX EW CR EN VU NT LC
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassAves
OrderApodiformes
FamilyTrochilidae
GenusPhaethornis
SpeciesP. syrmatophorus
Photographed in
Colombia
Ecuador