Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Koepcke's Hermit (Phaethornis koepckeae) - HBW 5, p. 543

French: Ermite de Koepcke German: Orangebrauner Schattenkolibri Spanish: Ermitaño de Koepcke

Taxonomy: Phaethornis koepckeae Weske and Terborgh, 1977, Cerros del Sira, Peru.
In past, sometimes placed in genus Ametrornis. Closely related to P. philippii, replacing it at higher elevations; also related to P. syrmatophorus. Significant differences in size between some populations may be the result of long-term isolation. Monotypic.

Distribution: Slopes of isolated mountains along E Andes in Peru.

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