Minute hermit

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Minute hermit
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Phaethornis
Species: P. idaliae
Binomial name
Phaethornis idaliae
Bourcier & Mulsant, 1856

The minute hermit (Phaethornis idaliae) is a tiny species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is endemic to humid Atlantic Forest in south-eastern Brazil, ranging from Rio de Janeiro north to south-eastern Bahia. At average of 6.7 centimetres (2.6 in) long and a weight under 3 grams (0.11 oz), this is one of the smallest known birds.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Phaethornis idaliae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Wood, The Guinness Book of Animal Facts and Feats. Sterling Pub Co Inc. (1983), ISBN 978-0-85112-235-9