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Straight-billed Hermit

Phaethornis bourcieri

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Large, drab grayish hermit with a long straight bill. Lacks a strong face pattern. Also note elongated white central tail feathers. Occurs in lowlands across much of northern South America, typically below 700 m. Found within terra firme forest, staying low and quickly zipping around flower patches in the understory.

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