French: Sourciroux à bec noir German: Schwarzschnabelvireo Spanish: Vireón piquinegro
Cyclaris [sic] nigrirostris
Subspecies and Distribution
C. n. nigrirostris
Lafresnaye, 1842 – upper tropical and subtropical zones of Colombia W of E Andes (excluding Santa Marta region and also Nariño) and of E slope in Ecuador (S at least to C Napo).
C. n. atrirostris
P. L. Sclater, 1887 – upper tropical zone in W Andes of S Colombia (Nariño) and S into Ecuador (S generally to Pichincha, but at least one sighting has been reported as far S as El Oro).
15–16·5 cm; 29·6–33·1 g. Nominate race has forecrown dull grey, upper lores and area above bill and above and behind eye dark chestnut, ear-coverts yellow-green;... read more
Persistent singer. Song, usually from concealed perch in canopy, a series of loud whistles, similar... read more
Humid and wet forest, including cloudforest and forest edge; 1600–2700 m, usually below 2400... read more
Food and feeding
Food apparently consists mainly or wholly of arthropods, although no specific data available. Forages in foliage and outer branches of... read more
Birds in breeding condition in May–Jul and also in Oct in Colombian Andes. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Considered to be generally uncommon over much of its relatively limited range. S boundaries of range in Ecuador remain uncertain: nominate race... read more
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