French: Microtyran coiffé German: Blassaugen-Zwergtyrann Spanish: Mosquerito ojiblanco
Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Subspecies and Distribution
A. p. wilcoxi
Griscom, 1924 – Pacific slope of W Panama (Chiriquí E to Canal Zone).
A. p. pilaris
(Cabanis, 1847) – N Colombia (Bolívar E to Guajira, S to Huila and Meta) and NW Venezuela (Zulia, NW Táchira).
A. p. venezuelensis
Ridgway, 1906 – N Venezuela from Falcón E to Sucre, and in llanos from W Apure E to Monagas.
A. p. griseiceps
(Hellmayr, 1911) – E Colombia (E Vichada), EC Venezuela (N Amazonas, N Bolívar, Delta Amacuro), and W Guyana and adjacent N Brazil (NE Roraima).
9·7 cm; 6 g. Nominate race is olive above, head side buffy, lores whitish; wings dusky, two yellow wingbars, flight-feathers narrowly edged yellow, outer four primaries... read more
Very loud for size of bird; dry “tic” notes alone, or sometimes combined with trills as “tic-... read more
Drier scrub-woodland, thickets, open woodland, also moister deciduous and semi-deciduous woodland,... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Forages alone or in pairs, sometimes with mixed-species flocks, low in dense vegetation. Makes short upward strikes (73% of... read more
Nests found in Jun–Jul in Venezuela; adults in breeding condition or young fledglings virtually throughout year. Often makes audible... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common; generally common in Venezuela. Reports from extreme N Brazil (around R Cotingo and R Urucury, in N Roraima)... read more
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