French: Moucherolle à cimier orange German: Olivrücken-Schnäppertyrann Spanish: Mosquero crestinaranja
Taczanowski and Berlepsch
[Hacienda] Mapoto, Tungurahua, Ecuador
Subspecies and Distribution
M. p. litae
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1900) – W slope of Andes in W Colombia (C Antioquia#R; S from S Chocó) and W Ecuador (S to Pichincha; recorded in El Oro#R).
M. p. phoenicomitra
(Taczanowski & Berlepsch, 1885) – E slope of Andes of SW Colombia (W Putumayo), E Ecuador and NE Peru (NW San Martín).
11·5–12 cm. Male has olive crown, semi-concealed orange-rufous, orange-red or golden-yellow coronal patch, sometimes a narrow yellow broken eyering; upperparts olive;... read more
Call (NW Ecuador) a thin, weak, high-pitched “tsut, tseép-tsu”.
Lower growth of forest and forest borders, at 500–1550 m.
Food and feeding
Insects, probably similar to those taken by M. flavicans. Solitary or in small groups of 2–3 individuals, usually not... read more
Birds in breeding condition in late Mar and mid-Jun in Colombia (upper Anchicayá Valley). No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Considered to be generally uncommon to fairly common, but local within its narrow elevational zone. Occurs in Podocarpus and Sangay National Parks,... read more
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