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Koepcke's Hermit Phaethornis koepckeae

Thomas S. Schulenberg
Version: 1.0 — Published November 20, 2015


Koepcke's Hermit has a broad latitudinal distribution, but within a narrow eleational band, and its distribution is patchy, on outlying Andean ridges. Furthermore, its population is suspected to be in decline, due to habitat loss. Therefore its IUCN Red List conservation status is rated as Near Threatened (BirdLife International 2015).

Koepcke's Hermit is included in Appendix II of CITES, as is the case with all hummingbirds, regardless of rarity (except for Hook-billed Hermit Glaucis dohrnii, which is Endangered and is on Appendix I of CITES).

The relative abundance of Koepcke's Hermit is assessed as common (Schulenberg et al. 2010).

Effects of human activity on populations

As is the case with all species that occupy forested habitats, Koepcke's Hermit is vulnerable to habitat loss or degradation. It occurs in Manu National Park in southern Peru.

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. (2015). Koepcke's Hermit (Phaethornis koepckeae), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.koeher1.01