Order
Caprimulgiformes
Family
Trochilidae
Genus
Phaethornis
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SPECIES

Koepcke's Hermit Phaethornis koepckeae

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

Diet and Foraging

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Diet

Koepcke's Hermit is primarily nectarivorous. As is the case with most if not all other species of hummingbirds (Remsen et al. 1986), however, it also regularly consumes arthropods, including small insects and spiders (Davis 1986).

Foraging Behavior

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