Saw-billed Hermit Ramphodon naevius

  • © Dario Sanches

The Saw-billed Hermit is a large, boldly patterned hermit and is one of the three heaviest hermits. It is endemic to the understory of humid forest in southeast Brazil and employ’s a trap-line foraging strategy feeding on the nectar of long-tubed flowers with a steady blooming rate. Though a hermit, and thus fairly drab for a hummingbird, it is boldly patterned with a striking rufous cheek patch contrasting with a dark mask and coarsely streaked underparts, in its range, it is unlikely to be cause confusion.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
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Recommended Citation

Saw-billed Hermit (Ramphodon naevius), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: