French: Tyranneau poliocéphale German: Grauscheitel-Breitschnabeltyrann Spanish: Picoplano cabecigrís
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Subspecies and Distribution
T. p. poliocephalus
(Taczanowski, 1884) – SW Venezuela (S Amazonas), E & SE Colombia, E Ecuador, E Peru, and W Brazil (W Amazonas E to right bank of lower R Negro and Tefé).
T. p. klagesi
(Ridgway, 1906) – C & E Venezuela (N Amazonas, Bolívar, Delta Amacuro).
T. p. sclateri
(Hellmayr, 1903) – the Guianas through E Amazonian Brazil to N & C Bolivia; also isolated population in coastal E Brazil (Pernambuco S to Espírito Santo).
12 cm; 11 g. Nominate race has small whitish supraloral stripe and faint indistinct eyering; crown and nape grey, contrasting with olive upperparts; wings blackish, wing-... read more
Song a leisurely series of husky whistles that accelerate and strengthen towards end, “teeawe... read more
Middle and upper levels (Brazil), canopy and edge of humid terra firme forest, várzea... read more
Food and feeding
Recorded prey include bugs (Hemiptera) and coleopterans (of family Curculionidae). Forages singly or in pairs, usually accompanying mixed... read more
Nests found in Jan and Jun in SE Colombia. Nest a hanging bag-like structure suspended 2–25 m above ground, often near wasp (... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to common; often overlooked. Occurs in many national parks and other protected areas throughout its range, e.g. Tinigua National Park, in... read more
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