French: Tyranneau à tête cendrée German: Ohrfleck-Kleintyrann Spanish: Mosquerito cenizo
P. L. Sclater
Pallatanga, Chimborazo, Ecuador
Andes in extreme SW Venezuela (SW Táchira), Colombia (all three cordilleras), W & E Ecuador and E Peru (S to Puno).
11 cm; c. 10 g. Has slaty blue-grey crown sharply contrasting with bright olive back; lores and eyering white; face pattern distinctive, grizzled white and black, cheek patch... read more
Piercing and far-carrying, a high-pitched note followed by descending trill, “sweeeee, see-ee-ee-ee... read more
Humid upper montane forest, especially cloudforest, forest borders, also adjacent second growth. At... read more
Food and feeding
Insects; probably also some small fruits. Forages in middle and upper levels of trees, usually with mixed-species flocks. Sits quietly for... read more
Fledglings seen in Oct and Nov in Colombia. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Rare to locally fairly common; probably often overlooked. More common in upper Magdalena Valley and Cueva de los Guácharos National Park, both in... read more
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