French: Viréon à gorge grise German: Graubrustvireo Spanish: Verdillo pechigrís
P. L. Sclater and Salvin
Belém, Pará, Brazil
Subspecies and Distribution
H. s. viridiceps
(Todd, 1929) – S Venezuela (Amazonas and C & S Bolívar), E French Guiana, and N Brazil S to R Solimões and R Amazon (possibly also to Borba, on lower R Madeira), probably also E Colombia (E Vichada and E Guainía).
H. s. juruanus
Gyldenstolpe, 1941 – NW Brazil S of R Solimões (region of upper R Juruá and R Purus) and NE Peru.
H. s. semicinereus
P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1867 – N Brazil S of lower R Amazon (from Pará and Maranhão, possibly from R Madeira, S to N Mato Grosso and W Tocantins#R) and extreme NE Bolivia.
12 cm; one bird 13 g. Nominate race has forehead greyish-green, becoming duller on rear of head; lores and side of face buffy, more grey-buff on ear-coverts; upperparts... read more
Song a slightly downslurred "peer" note repeated at rate of about one per second, 20... read more
Canopy of second-growth woodland, humid forest, scrubby várzea, and permanently... read more
Food and feeding
Food small insects. Forages in canopy and vines, staying mostly in outer foliage, often hanging upside-down to glean from leaves. Often in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon and local in Venezuela; fairly common to common in other parts of range. Common but localized in Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, in Peru.... read more
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