Band-tailed Barbthroat (Threnetes ruckeri) - HBW 5, p. 538
French: Ermite de Rucker
Spanish: Ermitaño Barbudo Colibandeado
Other common names: Rucker’s Hermit, Rucker’s/Blue Fan-tailed Barbthroat
Taxonomy: Trochilus Ruckeri Bourcier, 1847, Esmeraldas, Ecuador.
Proposed race darienensis based on birds from an extensive zone of character introgression in E Panama and N Colombia, involving ventosus, nominate and venezuelensis. Three subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- ventosus Bangs & Penard, 1924 - E Guatemala and Belize to Panama.
- ruckeri (Bourcier, 1847) - N & W Colombia and W Ecuador.
- venezuelensis Cory, 1913 - NW Venezuela.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Band-tailed Barbthroat settling into nest, Heliconia Island, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Costa Rica Locality Puerto Viejo, Sarapiquí, Heredia Province, Costa Rica
Ron Flemal 7 February 2010 3 years ago 17 sec 4.2
A bird fanning its banded tail as it shares a feeder with several other species Locality Rancho Naturalista, Cartago Province, Costa Rica
Robert Schaefer 19 April 2003 4 years ago 11 sec 4
Band-tailed Barbthroat preening and looking around while perched on branch, Bosque del Rio Tigre, Costa Rica Locality Bosque del Rio Tigre Lodge, Osa Peninsula, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
Ron Flemal 30 January 2010 3 years ago 51 sec 3.8
one individual singing previous to dusk in fairly open dark understorey Locality La Selva Biological Station, Puerto Viejo, Sarapiquí, Heredia Province, Costa Rica
DAVID ASCANIO 15 July 2010 2 years ago 22 sec 2.7
A bird singing from a low perch in the forest understory.
Locality Río Silanche Bird Sanctuary, Pichincha Province, Ecuador (ssp ruckeri)
Scott Olmstead 23 February 2007 3 years ago 4.5
A bird feeding on heliconia flowers
Locality Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca Department, Colombia (ssp ruckeri)
Ken Havard 7 July 2011 1 year ago 3.9
A bird perched on a twig.
Locality La Gamba Field Station, Golfito, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica (ssp ventosus)
Norbert Sauberer 25 January 2007 3 years ago 3.4
Band-tailed Barbthroat,displaying nominative throat barbs, Bosque del Rio Tigre, Costa Rica
Locality Bosque del Rio Tigre Lodge, Osa Peninsula, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
Ron Flemal 30 January 2010 3 years ago 3.3
Song from a bird perched in a Heliconia patch inside mature secondary forest. Locality San Miguel de los Bancos, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Nick Athanas 22 November 2002 3 years ago 4.5
Song from a bird perched in the understory. Locality La Selva Biological Station, Puerto Viejo, Sarapiquí, Heredia Province, Costa Rica
Scott Olmstead 9 February 2010 3 years ago 3