Ermitaño Gorgigrís/Gray-chinned Hermit/Phaethornis griseogularis

Foto: Antonio Pessoa

Nombre en español: Ermitaño Gorgigrís

Nombre en inglés: Gray-chinned Hermit

Nombre científico: Phaethornis griseogularis

Familia: Trochilidae

Canto: Andrew Spencer

El ermitaño barbigrís​ (Phaethornis griseogularis) es una especie de colibrí en la familia Trochilidae.

Foto: Alexis Antonio Ruiz


Se encuentra en Colombia, Ecuador, Perú, Venezuela, y – ligeramente – hasta el norte de Brasil.


Su hábitat natural son los bosques secos tropicales o subtropicales, bosques húmedos tropicales o subtropicales de montaña y los bosques antiguos muy degradados.

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P. griseogularis
Gould, 1851

Grey-chinned hermit

The grey-chinned hermit (Phaethornis griseogularis) is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. It is found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, and – marginally – far northern Brazil. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest, subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, and heavily degraded former forest. This is not a quiet species, where it will often sing and have audible wing noises.

Foto: Jorge Muñoz

They tend to sing the most in early mornings and afternoons – with males singing a ‘warbling’ tune described as a «tzz, weeh-weeh-tzee-dee» with their bills upright and open and wagging their tails. Often forming leks, these males will distribute themselves in a way to make sure they can hear the other males, but not see them. They defend these territories that they keep.

They feed via traplining and have a diet consisting of arthropods and nectar.


  • P. g. griseogularis Gould, 1851 – W of Andes in Colombia; E Andes from Colombia S to N Peru (San Martín); S & SE Venezuela and adjacent N Brazil (on several isolated mountains).
  • P. g. zonura Gould, 1860 – N Peru (Marañón Valley in E Cajamarca and adjacent Amazonas).

Fuentes: Wikipedia/eBird/xeno-canto

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