French: Tyranneau givré German: Braunscheitel-Tachurityrann Spanish: Piojito pantanero
Other common names:
P. L. Sclater and Salvin
Subspecies and Distribution
I. s. obscura
J. T. Zimmer, 1939 – S Venezuela (Amazonas), adjacent SE Colombia (E Guainía, E Vaupés) and NW Brazil (vicinity of upper R Negro).
I. s. subflava
(P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1873) – EC Brazil (lower R Negro and lower R Madeira E to Pará) and extreme N Bolivia (Beni, NE Santa Cruz); probably also in intervening region of Amazon Basin.
12 cm; 7–8 g. Nominate race has broad white eyering and supraloral area extending forwards to above nostrils (prominent “spectacles”); crown and upper... read more
Main song a dry rattle of closely spaced notes (26 notes in 2 seconds), on one pitch; also... read more
Shrubby vegetation along streamsides and riverbanks, dense swamp-forest, várzea;... read more
Food and feeding
Insects recorded. Forages actively, in pairs, usually 1–3 m above ground in dense shrubs, tail almost always held cocked above... read more
Nest (Brazil) a simple cup. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common. Common at Puerto Inírida (NE Guainía), in Colombia. Occurs in Jaú and Tapajós National Parks... read more
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