French: Élénie d’avant-monts German: Vorgebirgs-Olivtyrann Spanish: Fiofío submontano
Coopmans and Krabbe
Río Bambuscaro, Zamora-Chinchipe, Ecuador
Subspecies and Distribution
M. o. coopmansi
Cuervo et al., 2014 – C Cordillera of Colombia.
M. o. incognita
Cuervo et al., 2014 – Sierra de Perijá, Venezuela.
M. o. olallai
Coopmans & Krabbe, 2000 – locally in E Andes of N & S Ecuador and in SC Peru (Pasco, Junín, N Cuzco); recently recorded in S Colombia#R.
12–12·5 cm; 11–14 g. Has dark pearly grey crown with large white coronal patch (semi-concealed), whitish-mottled lores, eyering and subocular region; upperparts... read more
Long, harsh trill distinctly rising in pitch, lasting c. 2 seconds, preceded by variable number of... read more
In and around edge of very humid to wet submontane primary forest, at elevations of 890–1500... read more
Food and feeding
Diet unknown; probably insects and some berries. All observations relate to pairs accompanying mixed-species flocks at canopy and middle... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Recently discovered species. In Ecuador, recorded in Napo and Zamora-Chinchipe, and, more recently, in foothills of W Andean slopes in Sucumbíos (Serran... read more
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