The Rufous-breast Hermit is a large hummingbird that inhabits forest understory, often near running water. They feed on nectar from a variety of flowers (especially the Heliconia), that have approximately the same length and curvature of their bills. They are an important pollinator for these type of plants.

An adult and young Rufous-breasted Hermit (Glaucis hirsutus) at a farm in Madewini.  (Photo by Kester Clarke/www.kesterclarke.net)
An adult and young Rufous-breasted Hermit (Glaucis hirsutus) at a farm in Madewini. (Photo by Kester Clarke/www.kesterclarke.net)

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