Order
Caprimulgiformes
Family
Trochilidae
Genus
Phaethornis
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SPECIES

Little Hermit Phaethornis longuemareus

Lihn Huynh
Version: 1.0 — Published December 12, 2014

Breeding

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On Trinidad, nests are reported from December to June, but are most frequent in January and February (Belcher and Smooker 1936, Snow and Snow 1964). Nests are reported from Suriname in January and August (n = 2; Haverschmidt 1968). The nest of Little Hermit is typical of Phaethornis: an open cup, usually with a "tail" of material extending below the cup, attached to the underssurface of a large pendant leaf, such as of a palm (Belcher and Smooker 1936, Haverschmidt 1968). The clutch is two; eggs of one clutch measured 14 x 10 mm and 13.75 x 9.5 mm (Belcher and Smooker 1936).

Recommended Citation

Huynh, L. (2014). Little Hermit (Phaethornis longuemareus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.lither2.01