Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

White-browed Hermit (Phaethornis stuarti) - HBW 5, p. 546

French: Ermite de Stuart German: Stuarts Zwergschattenkolibri Spanish: Ermitaño Boliviano

Taxonomy: Phaethornis stuarti Hartert, 1897, Salinas, River Beni, Bolivia.
One of the small hermits sometimes separated in genus Pygmornis. Forms a species group or even superspecies with P. ruber, of which often considered a race; there is very close geographical contact, if not sympatry, and one natural hybrid recorded but no zone of character introgression. Other close relatives are P. atrimentalis, P. striigularis and P. griseogularis. Monotypic.

Distribution: SE Peru to C Bolivia.

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