E. J. O. Hartert, 1897,
Salinas, River Beni, Bolivia.
One of the small hermits sometimes separated in genus Pygmornis. Forms a species-group with P. ruber, of which often considered a race; there is very close geographical contact, if not sympatry, and one natural hybrid recorded, but no zone of character introgression. Other close relatives are P. atrimentalis, P. striigularis and P. griseogularis. Monotypic.
SE Peru to C Bolivia (W Santa Cruz).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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