Dusky-throated Hermit (Phaethornis squalidus) - HBW 5, p. 545
French: Ermite terne
Spanish: Ermitaño Escuálido
Other common names: Sooty-throated Hermit
Taxonomy: Trochilus squalidus Temminck, 1822, Ipanema, São Paulo, Brazil.
One of the small hermits sometimes separated in genus Pygmornis; present species has the most primitive characters of any member of this group, linking these species with the larger members of genus Phaethornis. Often considered to include P. rupurumii, but morphological characters indicate that that species is more closely related to P. longuemareus and P. idaliae. Proposed race “maranhaoensis”, sometimes considered a full species, has proved to be the hitherto undescribed adult male plumage of P. nattereri. Monotypic.
Distribution: SE Brazil (S Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo to Santa Catarina).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
an individual at a lek
Locality Intervales State Park, São Paulo State, Brazil
Wim ten Have 24 September 2013 7 weeks ago 3.7
Locality Itatiaia, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil
Luiz Carlos da Costa Ribe... 8 June 2011 2 years ago 3.6
One adult bird perched.
Locality Guaratuba Bay, Paraná State, Brazil
Carlos Gussoni 27 April 2013 31 weeks ago 3.3
Dusky-throated Hermit hovering in front of a Erythrina speciosa
Locality Jaraguá do Sul, Santa Catarina State, Brazil
Michael Fritzen 28 August 2009 2 years ago 3.2