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Green Hermit

(Phaethornis guy)

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Fairly large dark green or bluish green hummingbird with very long, down-curved bill; black stripe through eye; light brown or buff colored throat; white-tipped tail; female with light facial stripes, grayish chest / belly, and long tail; to 16cm (6.5in). (Ermitaño Verde, Ermitaño)


Higher elevation wet forests, Caribbean and Pacific slopes; found around flowers in forest interior and in more open areas- forest edges, tree plantations.

Found in the following Parks:

Arenal Volcano National Park.
Braulio Carrillo National Park.
La Amistad National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Poás Volcano National Park.
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Green Hermit (Phaethornis guy), Costa Rica