Dumont de Sainte Croix, 1818,
Mount Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Thought by some to belong with Androdon, and placed in Trochilinae, but most morphological characters link it to hermits, notably Eutoxeres, Glaucis and Threnetes. Glaucis dohrnii often included in this genus. Description of race freitasi (Espírito Santo) did not consider intraspecific variation related to age and sex. Monotypic.
SE Brazil (S Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo to E Santa Catarina; also noted in Rio Grande do Sul).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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