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Koepcke's Hermit

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Photo by Stanley JonesTarapoto, San MartĂ­n, Peru, December 2016
Photo by Stanley Jones
Tarapoto, San MartĂ­n, Peru, December 2016
Phaethornis koepckeae



13 cm (5 in)

  • Olive-green upperparts
  • Reddish upper tail-coverts


South America: found on the foothills of eastern slope of Andes of Peru.


This is a monotypic species[1].

Photo by guiacallesAconabikh Reserve, Peru, November, 2017
Photo by guiacalles
Aconabikh Reserve, Peru, November, 2017


Understorey of moist tropical forests. Observed at a height of approximately 694 m.



They use the trap-lining method of feeding, looking for nectar and small arthropods.


They construct a small conical nest.


  1. 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
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved February 2017)
  3. BF Member observations

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