Birds of Colombia

    APODIFORMES: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)  
Genus: Phaethornis (16 species, 27 worldwide)

Pale-bellied Hermit
Pale-bellied Hermit (Phaethornis anthophilus anthophilus)
ProAves Blue-billed Curassow Reserve, Puerto Pinzon, Boyaca, Colombia
  Thinner than the Long-billed Hermit, and with a speckled throat.

Black-throated Hermit
Black-throated Hermit (Phaethornis atrimentalis)
Yarina Lodge, Ecuador  

Sooty-capped Hermit
Sooty-capped Hermit (Phaethornis augusti)
La Azulita, Venezuela  

Straight-billed Hermit
Straight-billed Hermit (Phaethornis bourcieri bourcieri)
Puerto Nariño, Amazonas, Colombia
  Note pale belly and long straight bill.

Grey-chinned Hermit
Grey-chinned Hermit (Phaethornis griseogularis griseogularis)
Wildsumaco Lodge, Sumaco, Ecuador  
Photograph by Peter Hawrylyshyn   © All Rights Reserved.

Green Hermit
Green Hermit (Phaethornis guy coruscus)
Monteverde, Costa Rica  

White-bearded Hermit
White-bearded Hermit (Phaethornis hispidus)
Inírida, Guainía, Colombia  
Photograph by Robert Scanlon   © All Rights Reserved.

Long-billed Hermit
Long-billed Hermit (Phaethornis longirostris cephalus)
Soberania National Park, Panama
  A large stocky hummingbird.

Long-billed Hermit
Long-billed Hermit (Phaethornis longirostris cephalus)
Soberania National Park, Panama  

Great-billed Hermit
Great-billed Hermit (Phaethornis malaris malaris)
French Guiana  
Photograph by Michel GIRAUD-AUDINE   © All Rights Reserved.

A large hermit, the Amazon version of Long-billed Hermit.

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Needle-billed Hermit (Phaethornis philippii)

Reddish Hermit
Reddish Hermit (Phaethornis ruber)
Manu National Park, Peru  
Photograph by Joao Quental     Copyright and usage info

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Streak-throated Hermit (Phaethornis rupurumii)

Stripe-throated Hermit
Stripe-throated Hermit (Phaethornis striigularis saturatus)
Soberania National Park, Panama  

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Long-tailed Hermit (Phaethornis superciliosus)

Tawny-bellied Hermit
Tawny-bellied Hermit (Phaethornis syrmatophorus)
Manizales, Colombia  

Common at mid altitudes, but almost never seen perched.

White-whiskered Hermit
White-whiskered Hermit (Phaethornis yaruqui)
Milpe Bird Sanctuary, Los Bancos, Ecuador  

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