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White-whiskered Hermit | by nickathanas
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White-whiskered Hermit

Phaethornis yaruqui

 

Milpe Bird Sanctuary, Pichincha province, Ecuador.

 

Female, from the obviously decurved bill and grayish tinge to the underparts. This species is a Chocó endemic, restricted to lowland and foothill rainforest of W. Colombia and W. Ecuador, possibly also E. Panama.

 

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Taken on February 9, 2008