French: Todirostre à ventre perle German: Perlbauch-Todityrann Spanish: Titirijí perlado
d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye
Chiquitos, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Subspecies and Distribution
H. m. impiger
(P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1868) – NC Colombia (Magdalena S to Santander) and N Venezuela (N & W Zulia E to Sucre and C Anzoátegui, including Margarita I).
H. m. septentrionalis
(Chapman, 1914) – C Colombia (upper Magdalena Valley S from N Tolima).
H. m. chiribiquetensis
Stiles, 1995 – Sierra de Chiribiquete (Caquetá), in S Colombia.
H. m. duidae
(Chapman, 1929) – Cerro Duida (Amazonas), in S Venezuela.
H. m. breweri
(Phelps, Jr, 1977) – SW Bolívar (Massif of Jaua), in S Venezuela.
H. m. auyantepui
(Gilliard, 1941) – tepuis of SE Bolívar (SE Venezuela).
H. m. rufipes
(Tschudi, 1844) – arid valleys of C & S Peru (San Martín and S from Junín to Cuzco) S to NW Bolivia (La Paz, S Beni).
H. m. wuchereri
(P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1873) – NE Brazil (Maranhão to Rio Grande do Norte and Bahia).
H. m. margaritaceiventer
(d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837) – E & SE Bolivia, EC & S Brazil (Mato Grosso and Goiás S to W Minas Gerais, São Paulo and W Rio Grande do Sul#R), Paraguay, NE Argentina (S to Córdoba and Entre Ríos) and extreme N Uruguay#R.
10–10·5 cm; 7–10 g. A drab, greyish, long-billed pygmy-tyrant of dry country. Nominate race is plain, drab greyish-brown to brownish-olive above, crown... read more
Most often a series of sharp staccato notes followed by brief to long, musical trill that may rise... read more
Mainly shrubby, arid to semi-arid scrub, lower growth of taller deciduous woodland, and shrubby... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Forages alone or, more frequently, in pairs at lower to middle heights in shrubs and low trees, sometimes within a few centimetres... read more
Jan–Jun in Colombia, Oct–Dec in Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. Nest a hanging elongated purse, domed, with lateral entrance near... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common. Occurs in Beni Biosphere Reserve and Madidi and Noel Kempff Mercado National Parks, all in Bolivia, Caaguazú, San Rafael, San... read more
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