French: Pitajo à sourcils d’or German: Gelbbrauen-Schmätzertyrann Spanish: Pitajo cejidorado
P. L. Sclater and Salvin
Tilotilo, Yungas of La Paz, Bolivia
Subspecies and Distribution
S. p. similis
(Carriker, 1933) – E Andes of Peru (S Amazonas S to Junín).
S. p. pulchella
(P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1876) – S Peru (Cordillera Vilcabamba, in W Cuzco and adjoining Ayacucho) S along E Andes to NW & WC Bolivia.
12 cm. Nominate race has dark grey-brown head and neck, darkest on crown, frontal band and long, narrow supercilium golden-yellow, paler behind eye; dark brown back,... read more
Call a distinctive “te-tirrrr”; descending whine, “treeeee”; also “trrrr-rr-eeh-eh-errh-eehr-eeee... read more
Humid montane and scrubby forest borders; shady ravines, dark thickets, bamboo, and mossy forest.... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including small beetles (Coleoptera). Usually occurs singly, occasionally in pairs, and most often not associated with mixed-... read more
Juvenile in Mar in Peru (Junín). No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common; probably often overlooked, as inconspicuous and not often seen. Present in all protected areas in its range, e.g. Machu Picchu... read more
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