Little Hermit Phaethornis longuemareus
Version: 1.0 — Published December 12, 2014
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Little Hermit is widespread and the population is believed not o be in serious decline; consequently the IUCN Red List conservation status of this species is evaluated as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2014). Little Hermit is included in Appendix II of CITES, however, 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 Little Hermit is assessed as uncommon to fairly common in Venezuela (Hilty 2003) and common on Trinidad (ffrench 1999).
Effects of human activity on populations
At least in the short term, Little Hermit seems to be little affected by human activities; no threats are identified by BirdLife International (2014).