French: Moucherolle flavescent German: Gelbzügel-Schnäppertyrann Spanish: Mosquero amarillo
P. L. Sclater
Subspecies and Distribution
M. f. perijanus
Phelps, Sr & Phelps, Jr, 1957 – Sierra de Perijá (Colombia–Venezuela border) and Andes of W Venezuela (E slope of Tamá, in S Táchira).
M. f. venezuelanus
(Hellmayr, 1920) – N & W Venezuela (Coastal Range from Yaracuy to Miranda and Andes from Lara S to N Táchira).
M. f. caripensis
J. T. Zimmer & Phelps, Sr, 1954 – NE Venezuela (W Sucre and N Monagas).
M. f. flavicans
(P. L. Sclater, 1861) – mountains of Colombia (all three ranges) S to E & W Ecuador and N Peru (N of R Marañón in Cajamarca).
M. f. superciliosus
(Taczanowski, 1875) – E slope of Andes of N & C Peru (Amazonas S to Cuzco).
12–12·7 cm; 10·2–12·9 g. Male nominate race has olive crown with semi-concealed yellow or orange coronal patch, prominent yellowish... read more
Usually quiet. Call a sharp “tsink” or “chiyp”; infrequently heard song,... read more
Lower and middle strata of humid forest, forest borders, and bamboo tangles; 900–2700 m,... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, mostly hymenopterans, beetles (Coleoptera) and earwigs (Dermaptera), occasionally bugs (Hemiptera) and lepidopteran larvae.... read more
Nesting recorded in Feb in NE Venezuela (Cueva de los Guácharos) and SC Colombia (Huila); birds in breeding condition in Jun in N... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common. In Venezuela, regular near Choroní Pass, in Henri Pittier National Park, and occurs on Cerro Negro, in Cueva del Gu... read more
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