Order: Apodiformes | Family: Trochilidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Eastern Foothills, Ecuador
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Hacienda Limon, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Abra Patricia, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Porculla Pass, Peru
Status: The Gray-chinned Hermit has two distinctive and geographically separated subspecies. The “greseigularis” subspecies is uncommon along the Marañon Valley and the local and restricted to the northeast slope of the Andes (Amazonas) at elevations of up to 2000 m. The “zonura” subspecies is uncommon in deciduous forest and scrub on the west slope of the northern Andean foothills at elevations of up to 1600 m. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Br.
Name in Spanish: Ermitaño de Barbilla Gris.
Sub-species: Gray-chinned Hermit (Phaethornis griseogularis griseogularis), Gould 1851. W of Andes in Colombia; E Andes from Colombia S to N Peru (San Martín).
(Phaethornis griseogularis zonura), Gould 1860. N Peru (Marañón Valley in E Cajamarca and adjacent Amazonas).
Meaning of Name: Phaethornis: Gr. Phao= sun sunshine, and Ornis= bird. griseigularis: L. griseum= gray and gula, gularis= throat, throated.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 08/01/2015.