Birds of Colombia

    APODIFORMES: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)  
Genus: Glaucis (2 species, 3 worldwide)

Genus Glaucis includes three species of hermits (brown forest-dwelling hummingbirds) that unlike most don't have a long central tail feathers.

Bronzy Hermit
Bronzy Hermit (Glaucis aeneus)
Puerto Quito, Ecuador  
Photograph by Peter Hawrylyshyn   © All Rights Reserved.

Genus 'glaucis' does not have a long central tail feather.

Rufous-breasted Hermit
Rufous-breasted Hermit (Glaucis hirsutus hirsutus)
Rio Claro Canyon Reserve, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Locally common and more likely to leave the forest than other hermits.
From back.
In flight.
A rufous-less immature.

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