French: Tyran à sourcils jaunes German: Gelbbrauen-Maskentyrann Spanish: Bienteveo cejiamarillo
highlands of Junín, Peru
Subspecies and Distribution
C. c. icterophrys
(Lafresnaye, 1845) – Sierra de Perijá and Andes of W Venezuela (W slope in W Mérida and W Trujillo, E slope in NW Barinas), Colombia (locally in all three ranges, but doubtfully on E slope of E Andes) and extreme NW Ecuador (Carchi).
C. c. cinchoneti
(Tschudi, 1844) – E Ecuador (foothills and subtropical zone on E slope) and N & C Andes of Peru (Cajamarca and Amazonas S to Cuzco).
16 cm. Has head mostly olive-green, with bright greyish-yellow forehead and broad pale yellow supercilia (nearly confluent on nape); upperparts mostly dark olive; wings and... read more
Distinctive call an odd high-pitched nasal, twittering and petulant-sounding “whee-ee-ee-ee,... read more
Relatively small forest clearings, larger openings with scattered tall trees, and edges of wet and... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and small fruits. Usually in pairs or in small, rather loose groups of 3–5 individuals; occasionally joins mixed-species... read more
Little information. Likely to make use of old Psarocolius and Cacicus nests. One nest found in SE Ecuador located in... read more
Details unknown; wanders to some degree, and considered to have rather large home range, but... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Rare to uncommon and local throughout its range. Fairly common only in E Ecuador, for example in Serranías Cofán (Sucumbíos). Sight records... read more
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