White whiskered Hermit

Phaethornis yaruqui

The White whiskered Hermit is a big hermit with a long, curved bill. It has a dark greenish color and a white mustache with a buffy eyebrow. It also has a long tail with a white tip. This species is typically found in lowland and foothill forests, up to approximately 1,300 meters. It can also be seen in second-growth areas and gardens, where it feeds from feeders. It tends to stay low to the ground and quickly moves around flower patches in the understory. This species is generally common.

This species can be observed during our bird photography trips in Chocó Andino in Ecuador.