French: Paruline de Fraser German: Feenwaldsänger Spanish: Reinita de Fraser
P. L. Sclater
Pallatanga and Babahoyo, western Ecuador
Subspecies and Distribution
M. f. ochraceicrista
(Chapman, 1921) – W Ecuador (SW Esmeraldas S to El Oro).
M. f. fraseri
(P. L. Sclater, 1884) – SW Ecuador (S from Chimborazo) and adjacent NW Peru (S to Lambayeque).
14 cm; 11·6 g. Nominate race has crown black with narrow yellow central stripe, white supraloral stripe, rest of head and upperparts blue-grey, olive patch on mantle;... read more
Song consists of a variable series of musical "tew" notes, rising in pitch and often... read more
Thought to breed mainly in dry deciduous forest and forest edges (also second growth and scrub),... read more
Food and feeding
Probably feeds mainly, if not entirely, on invertebrates. Forages by gleaning at mainly low to middle levels, often in dense cover. Does... read more
Several singing in SW Ecuador in Feb (1991), indicating that in this area, at least, breeding season probably Jan–Apr (rainy season... read more
Resident; appears to undertake local movements between dry deciduous forest, where thought to breed... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Tumbesian Region EBA. Generally reckoned to be fairly common to locally common. No population estimates... read more
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