French: Synallaxe tithys German: Schwarzgesicht-Dickichtschlüpfer Spanish: Pijuí cabecinegro
Lechugal, Tumbes, Peru.
SW Ecuador (S from SW Manabí and C Loja) and extreme NW Peru (Tumbes, Piura).
16–17 cm; 14–18 g. The only Synallaxis having a black forecrown. Has front of head black, hindcrown and upper back dark grey, blending to dark brownish... read more
Song a short, dry trill, “t-t-t-t-t-tit”, c. 1 second long, often repeated every few... read more
Tropical deciduous forest; in undergrowth of deciduous forest, second growth, and adjacent scrub;... read more
Food and feeding
Recorded dietary items are Coleoptera, Orthoptera and Hymenoptera. Usually in pairs, rarely in mixed-species flocks. Gleans arthropods from... read more
Presumably breeds during Jan–Apr wet season; laying apparently in Mar, and juvenile trapped in Aug. Presumably monogamous. Nest a... read more
Resident; some suggestion of local elevational movements.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Tumbesian Region EBA. Uncommon to common. In Ecuador, fairly common in Arenillas Military Reserve, uncommon in Machalilla... read more
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