- Ramphodon naevius
14-16 cm (5½-6¼ in)
- Straight bill with hooked tip
- Buffy supercilium
- Orange throat with a dark stripe down the middle
- Pale lower mandible
- Heavily streaked breast
- Roundish tail with buffy-brown tips
The name "saw-billed" comes from tiny serrations on the bill.
Secondary Atlantic slope rainforest and gardens.
This bird is considered of great importance in the spreading of seeds of bromeliads in the Atlantic Rainforest.
These birds are "trap-line feeders" (visiting plants for nectar along a fairly long route).
Their nest is a loosely built cone-shaped cup made from plant material.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Arthur Grosset
- BF Member observations
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2017)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Saw-billed Hermit. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 4 December 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Saw-billed_Hermit
GSearch checked for 2020 platform.