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Koepcke's Hermit

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


[edit] Identification

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

13 cm (5 in)

  • Olive-green upperparts
  • Reddish upper tail-coverts

[edit] Distribution

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

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

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

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

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

[edit] Breeding

They construct a small conical nest.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved February 2017)
  3. BF Member observations

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