French: Tyranneau marbré German: Schwarzohr-Laubtyrann Spanish: Orejerito jaspeado
Amable María, Chanchamayo Valley, Peru
Subspecies and Distribution
P. o. purus
Todd, 1952 – coastal and interior mountains of N Venezuela (Yaracuy, and from Carabobo E to Distrito Federal and Aragua).
P. o. ophthalmicus
Taczanowski, 1874 – Andes of Colombia (W & C ranges), NW & E Ecuador and E slope in Peru (S to Ayacucho).
P. o. ottonis
Berlepsch, 1901 – SE Peru (Cuzco, Madre de Dios) S to N Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba, W Santa Cruz).
11·5 cm; 10–11 g. Nominate race has slate-grey crown contrasting with bright yellow-olive upperparts; lores and supercilium white, face grizzled black and white,... read more
Song a rather weak but explosive, high-pitched chatter, ending in rapid, slightly ascending trill... read more
Humid montane forest, especially mossy, middle-elevation cloudforest; remains in forest interior,... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods. Most often seen in pairs with mixed-species flocks of tanagers (Thraupidae), warblers (Parulidae), furnariids and other... read more
Little published information available. One nest in NE Ecuador was an oven-shaped, mossy ball with a hooded side entrance attached by the... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Uncommon to locally common. Rare at Finca Merenberg (Huila), in Colombia, at upper limit of altitudinal range. Occurs in several... read more
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