Bronzy Hermit

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Bronzy Hermit

The Bronzy Hermit (Glaucis aenea) inhabits from east Nicaragua to west Panama, and in Pacific lowlands of Colombia and Ecuador. It lives in thickety second growth and streamsides, swampy areas with tall grass or herbaceous growth and forest edge. Adults are 10.5 cm (4 inches) in height and 5.3 g in weight.

Above is bronzy-green, and upper tail coverts fringed with pale buff. Crown more brownish. Below pale cinnamon-rufous, brightest on chest and sides. Feet flesh-orange, upper mandible black, and lower dull yellowish with dusky tip. Visits scattered or crumpled flowers like Heliconia and banana.

Common Name: Bronzy Hermit
Scientific Name: Glaucis aeneus
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