French: Moucherolle cannelle German: Zimttyrann Spanish: Birro chico
d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye
Subspecies and Distribution
P. c. assimilis
(J. A. Allen, 1900) – Santa Marta Cinnamon Flycatcher – N Colombia (Santa Marta).
P. c. vieillotioides
(Lafresnaye, 1848) – Venezuelan Cinnamon Flycatcher – NW & N Venezuela (Andes from N Táchira to Lara; mountains from Yaracuy and Carabobo to E Miranda).
P. c. spadix
Wetmore, 1939 – mountains of NE Venezuela (NE Anzoátegui, W & C Sucre, N Monagas).
P. c. pariae
Phelps, Sr & Phelps, Jr, 1949 – Paria Peninsula (Cerro Humo, Cerro Azul), in NE Venezuela.
P. c. pyrrhopterus
(Hartlaub, 1843) – Sierra de Perijá and Andes of W Venezuela (S Táchira), Colombia, Ecuador and Peru (on W slope to Cajamarca, on E slope to N San Martín).
P. c. cinnamomeus
(d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837) – Andean Cinnamon Flycatcher – E Andes of E Peru (S from S San Martín), Bolivia and NW Argentina (S to Tucumán).
11–13 cm; 10·8 g. Overall cinnamon-rufous, with peaked crown. Nominate race has dark brownish crown, semi-concealed yellow coronal patch, indistinct buffy... read more
Call a rattling trill, “trrrt”, “tr-r-r-r-r-r”, “pti-i-i-i-i”... read more
Clearings, borders and roadcuts in montane forest and woodlands; 600–3550 m, usually 1200... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, also some berries. Often forages in pairs; joins, but does not follow, mixed-species flocks. Searches for prey from exposed... read more
Apr–May in N Venezuela. A nest in Tucumán, Argentina, had eggs on 1 Dec. Nest an open cup made of moss and lichen, placed 1... read more
Mostly resident. In N Argentina apparently absent during winter.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common; one of commonest flycatchers in montane forest. Occurs in Henri Pittier National Park, in Venezuela, Tambito Nature Reserve... read more
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