French: Todirostre gorgeret German: Ockergesicht-Todityrann Spanish: Titirijí cabecicanela
“Brésil, Bolivie” = Paraguay.
Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
P. p. obscurus
(J. T. Zimmer, 1940) – E slope of Andes of SE Peru (from Cuzco) S to C Bolivia (Santa Cruz).
P. p. viridiceps
(Salvadori, 1897) – E slope of Andes of S Bolivia (from Chuquisaca) S to NW Argentina (Salta).
P. p. cinereipectus
(Novaes, 1953) – NE & CE Brazil (Pernambuco#R, Alagoas, Bahia, SE Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo).
P. p. plumbeiceps
(Lafresnaye, 1846) – E Paraguay, SE Brazil (Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo S to Rio Grande do Sul), NE Argentina (Misiones, Corrientes) and extreme NE Uruguay#R.
9–9·5 cm; 5·3–6 g. Has buffish-cinnamon forehead, grey crown; otherwise dark olive above, dusky wings with two ochraceous wingbars, ochraceous-edged flight-... read more
Call a series of up to five low, sharp “drrr” churrs or rattled “tr-r-r-r-r” trills, sometimes... read more
Dense vine tangles, shrubs, Chusquea bamboo or bracken (Pteridium aquilinum)... read more
Food and feeding
Insectivore. Forages alone or in pairs, usually not with mixed flocks; uses short sallies to catch insects close to ground.
Nests in Nov in Argentina and Jan in Paraguay; juveniles observed in Mar. Nest an untidy elongated pear-shaped structure c. 20 cm high and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common. Occurs in a number of protected areas, including Pilón Lajas Biosphere Reserve and Madidi National Park, in Bolivia, Caaguazú, San... read more
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