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Little Hermit Phaethornis longuemareus

Lihn Huynh
Version: 1.0 — Published December 12, 2014


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Distribution in the Americas

Little Hermit is resident in northeastern South America, from northeastern Venezuela and Trinidad to east to French Guiana, and in adjacent far northern Brazil.

The elevational distribution on Little Hermit in Venezuela is only up to 100 m north of the Orinoco River, but it occurs up to 500 m south of the Orinoco (Hilty 2003), and even higher on Trinidad.

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to the Americas.


Little Hermit occurs in the understory of humid evergreen lowland forest; it especially favors forest borders and openings with flowering Heliconia (Hilty 2003).

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

Distribution of the Little Hermit
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Little Hermit

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