Grey-chinned Hermit (Phaethornis griseogularis) - HBW 5, p. 547
French: Ermite à gorge grise
Spanish: Ermitaño Barbigrís
Other common names: Grey-throated Hermit; Gould’s Hermit (zonura); Porculla Hermit (porcullae)
Taxonomy: Phaëthornis griseogularis Gould, 1851, Bogotá, Colombia.
One of the small hermits sometimes separated in genus Pygmornis. Closest to P. striigularis. Other close relatives include P. atrimentalis, P. ruber and P. stuarti. Races zonura and porcullae are rare in scientific collections, and latter may be classed as separate species when more detailed information is available; zonura has been treated as synonym of nominate griseogularis. Three subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- griseogularis Gould, 1851 - W of Andes in Colombia; E Andes from Colombia to N Peru; S & SE Venezuela and adjacent N Brazil on several isolated mountains.
- zonura Gould, 1860 - NW Peru (Cajamarca and adjacent Amazonas).
- porcullae Carriker, 1935 - W Andean mountains in NW Peru (Tumbes, Piura and Lambayeque).
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