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Glaucis aeneusLawrence, 1868
Common Name: Bronzy hermit, Hermitao bronceado

Can be found in undergrowth of humid forests, often along streams. They will favor a habitat where Heliconia plants are present.
The species has been reported from Nicaragua to western Panama; western Colombia to northwestern Ecuador. In panama, this species has been found only in the western part of the country, including Bocas del Toro.
Natural History Notes
Conservation status according to IUCN 2008 Red list: Least Concern (LC).
It is a resident species.
This species has a total length of 10.16 cm (measured from tip of bill to end of tail). Its beak is long (3.17 cm), decurved and black. The above part has a bronze coloration and we can distinguish a crown and mask and cinnamon band behind the eye. The tail has a chestnut coloration but a black subterminal band and the white tip can be easily discerned.
In Bocas Del Toro
LocalityQuebrada Pastores
Rio Changuinola-lower
Isla Cristobal
Isla Popa
Tierra Oscura
Chiriqui Grande
Tranquilo Bay
Loma Partida
Canal-Changuinola: Entrada Canal & Boca Río Changuinola
Isla Colón (Bocas): Y & Bluff
Almirante Road
Compiled by
Zoe Joly-Lopez
IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Olson, S. l. 1993. Contributions to avian biogeography from the archipelago and lowlands of Bocas del Toro, Panama. auk 110:100-108.

Ridgely, R.S. and J.A. Gwynne. 1989. A guide to the birds of Panama (second edition). Princeton University press, Princeton, New Jersey.

Van Bael, Sunshine A., Bichier, Peter, Ochoa, Isis and Greenberg, Russell. 2007. Bird diversity in cacao farms and forest fragments of western Panama. Biodiversity and Conservation 16: 2245-2256.

Wetmore, A. 1968. The birds of the Republic of Panama. Part 2. Columbidae (pigeons) to Picidae (woodpeckers). Smithsonian Institution, Washington d.c.
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