French: Todirostre noir et blanc German: Schwarzweiß-Todityrann Spanish: Titirijí pío
Other common names:
P. L. Sclater
Río Napo, eastern Ecuador
S Colombia (SE Nariño, SW Putumayo), E Ecuador, NE & E Peru (S to Pasco) and W Brazil (SW Amazonas, Rondônia, NW Mato Grosso#R).
9·4–9·6 cm; 5·6–8 g. Male has distinctive glossy black upperparts, except for small white supraloral spot and eyering, broad pale yellow... read more
Call a fast sharp “tik, t-r-r-r-r-r-r-ew”, when agitated more explosive “tk, tk,... read more
Bamboo and tangled viny thickets along streams, roads, and edges of humid lowland and foothill... read more
Food and feeding
Insectivore. Feeds alone or in pairs, independent of mixed flocks, in dense vegetation close to ground; uses short forward or upward sally-... read more
Only published data involve a pensile, ovoid-shaped nest under construction (by both pair members) in SE Ecuador in early Oct: it was sited... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally considered rare to uncommon and local; perhaps often overlooked. More common around Kapawi Lodge (Pastaza) and Tiputini Biodiversity Center... read more
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