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Range DescriptionHemispingus goeringi occurs in the south-western half of the Cordillera de Mérida in Táchira and Mérida, west Venezuela. It is locally uncommon along the higher reaches of the Pico Humboldt trail in Sierra Nevada National Park, and has regularly been seen on Páramo Batallón since first reports in 1998 (Boesman 1998) and Páramo Zumbador (with records in the 1980s and in 2003) (C. J. Sharpe in litt. 1997, 2003, Hilty 2003). In 2011, it was found to be "strikingly common" in elfin forest at Boca de Monte at 2855 m on the eastern slope of the Mérida Andes (C. Rengifo in litt. 2012). It has been recorded from just two other discrete areas, but not since 1950. Nevertheless, habitat loss is unlikely to have extirpated it from these areas, and it presumably also occupies contiguous tracts of habitat.