Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Saw-billed Hermit (Ramphodon naevius) - HBW 5, p. 537

French: Colibri tacheté German: Sägeschnabel-Schattenkolibri Spanish: Ermitaño Picosierra

Taxonomy: Trochilus nævius Dumont, 1818, Mount Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Sometimes considered more closely related to genus Androdon, and placed in Trochilinae, but most morphological characters link it to hermits, in particular to genera Eutoxeres, Glaucis and Threnetes. Genus often considered to include Glaucis dohrnii. Description of race freitasi did not consider intraspecific variation related to age and sex. Monotypic.

Distribution: SE Brazil (S Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo to Santa Catarina; also recorded in Rio Grande do Sul).