French: Pittasome à tête noire German: Schwarzscheitel-Mückenfresser Spanish: Tororoí capinegro
Other common names: Black-crowned Antpitta
Río Truando, Colombia.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
P. m. zeledoni
Ridgway, 1884 – Caribbean Costa Rica and Panama.
P. m. michleri
Cassin, 1860 – Pacific coast of Panama (from Veraguas) E to NW Colombia (N Chocó).
18–19 cm; one unsexed 110 g. Adult male has glossy black crown, dull white lower lores usually flecked with dusky; auricular and moustachial regions uniform deep... read more
Inadequately documented; song a long series of high whistles for a minute or more, alarm call... read more
On or near ground in humid-wet forest; apparently absent from drier, more seasonal forests of N... read more
Food and feeding
Diet not documented; recorded eating berries. Alone or in pairs. Hops or bounds rapidly over forest floor, keeping concealed; occasionally... read more
In Panama, eggs in Apr in E (Darién) and recently fledged juvenile following female in mid-Jul in Canal Zone. A single nest known, a... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Central American Caribbean Slope EBA and Darién Lowlands EBA. Apparently uncommon and local throughout... read more
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