French: Viréon fardé German: Braunwangenvireo Spanish: Verdillo atrapamoscas
P. L. Sclater and Salvin
St Louis d’Oyapok, French Guiana
Subspecies and Distribution
P. m. muscicapina
(P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1873) – S & E Venezuela (Amazonas, Bolívar), the Guianas, and N Brazil (S to N bank of R Amazon).
P. m. griseifrons
E. Snethlage, 1907 – Brazil S of R Amazon (from R Madeira E to R Tapajós, S to Mato Grosso and S Goiás) and extreme NE Bolivia (Santa Cruz).
11·5–12 cm; 9·5–13·5 g. Nominate race has dull buffy supercilium, dull buffy-brown side of face, with blackish-grey mottling on ear-coverts; forehead grey-brown,... read more
Song a loud, snappy "whitchy-ta-whééu", reminiscent of that of a New World... read more
Canopy and middle levels of humid forest, both terra firme and várzea;... read more
Food and feeding
Recorded food items in Suriname insects (Orthoptera) and spiders (Araneae). Forages in outer foliage, sometimes hanging upside-down. Found... read more
Peak singing in Venezuela (Bolívar) Dec–May, presumably indicating breeding activity at that time. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to fairly common in parts of its range; common in Venezuela. Easily overlooked.
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