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Koepcke's Hermit Phaethornis koepckeae

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


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Distribution in the Americas

Koepcke's Hermit is entirely restricted to Peru. Itsdistribution extends from northern Peru in Amazonas, just south of the Marañón River, south to central Madre de Dios. Koepcke's Hermit is resident, and seems to be confined to low, outlying ridged along the base of the Andes. The elevational range of Koepcke's Hermit is 450-1300 m (Walker et al. 2006, Schulenberg et al. 2010).

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to the Americas.


Koepcke's Hermit occupies the understory of tall lowland evergreen forest and humid montane forest, only rarely occuring in adjacent second growth (Weske and Terborgh 1977, Davis 1986).

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

Distribution of the Koepcke's Hermit
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Koepcke's Hermit

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