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Long-tailed Hermit

(Phaethornis superciliosus)

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Fairly large brownish or greenish brown hummingbird with long, white-tipped tail and very long, down-curved bill; black and light eye-stripes; light brown to gray-brown chest / belly; to 16cm (6.5in). (Ermitaño Colilargo, Ermitaño)


Low elevation wet forests, Caribbean and Pacific slopes; found around flowers in the forest interior and at forest edges, particularly near waterways.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Tortuguero National Park.

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.

Long-tailed Hermit (Phaethornis superciliosus), Costa Rica