French: Tyranneau à tête noire German: Schwarzkappen-Kleintyrann Spanish: Mosquerito capirotado
Subspecies and Distribution
P. n. flavimentum
(Chapman, 1912) – Santa Marta Mts, in N Colombia.
P. n. nigrocapillus
(Lafresnaye, 1845) – Andes of extreme W Venezuela (SW Táchira), Colombia (except Santa Marta), W & E Ecuador and NW & E Peru (on W slope S to Cajamarca, on E slope S to N Cuzco).
P. n. aureus
(J. T. Zimmer, 1941) – Andes of W Venezuela (S Lara S to N Táchira).
11·5 cm. Nominate race has white loral spot and narrow supercilium, dark facial crescent bordered posteriorly by white; crown dark grey to blackish, sharply contrasting with... read more
Emphatic series of clear, high-pitched notes, “tzi-tzi-tzrr” or “peeep, peeeep... read more
Humid montane forest, especially dense, mossy cloudforest and open, mossy woodlands and edges of... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, small fruits. Forages alone or in pairs, usually with mixed-species flocks, in middle to upper parts of trees in densest parts of... read more
Birds with enlarged gonads in Mar–Nov in N Colombia. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Rare to locally common, but perhaps often overlooked; apparently less numerous in S (Peru). Often most common near tree-line, and in S Ecuador... read more
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