koepckes hermit birds
koepckes hermit birds

Koepcke’s Hermit

Phaethornis koepckeae

The Koepcke’s Hermit belongs to the Trochilidae family. It is a large, orangish hermit from the Andean foothills. Its appereance is light orange with a grayish-green back and a black mask typical of hermits.

It is warmer orange than similar hermits like Great-billed and White-bearded; larger and more slender-bodied than White-browed and Reddish Hermits. It also has a bolder facial pattern and slightly more curved bill than the similar Needle-billed Hermit, which replaces this species in the lowlands and does not often overlap in range. You can see it on the Manu National Park trips

Source: ebird

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo