French: Barbichon rougequeue German: Rotschwanzbekarde Spanish: Mosquerito colirrojo
Subspecies and Distribution
T. e. fulvigularis
(Salvin & Godman, 1889) – SE Mexico (from Tabasco, S Campeche and NE Chiapas), N Guatemala and Belize S to Panama, N & W Colombia and NW Ecuador (NW Azuay), and locally in N Venezuela.
T. e. venezuelensis
J. T. Zimmer, 1939 – S & SE Venezuela (Amazonas, W & S Bolívar) and immediately adjacent E Colombia (R Guainía) and extreme NW Brazil (upper R Negro).
T. e. erythrurus
(Cabanis, 1847) – E Venezuela (E Bolívar), the Guianas and NE Brazil (R Negro E to Amapá).
T. e. signatus
J. T. Zimmer, 1939 – E Colombia S to E Ecuador, E Peru (N of R Marañón) and locally NW Brazil (NW Amazonas S to R Solimões, E to R Japurá).
T. e. brunneifrons
Hellmayr, 1927 – E Peru (S of R Marañón), adjacent SW Brazil and NW & C Bolivia.
T. e. purusianus
(Parkes & Panza, 1993) – middle R Purus region of W Brazil.
T. e. amazonus
J. T. Zimmer, 1939 – C Brazil S of Amazon (lower R Tefé and R Purus E to R Tapajós, S along R Madeira to region of mouth of R Jiparaná).
T. e. hellmayri
(E. Snethlage, 1907) – NE Brazil along lower R Tocantins E to Maranhão.
9–10·3 cm; male 7 g, female 6 g. Small flycatcher, rufous overall, with unusually large black eyes, short bill, peaked crown, prominent rictal bristles. Nominate race... read more
Often quiet but does vocalize throughout day. Call, often repeated at dawn, a high, thin and rather... read more
Lower and middle levels of terra firme, várzea and secondary forest; also... read more
Food and feeding
Small insects, especially homopteran bugs. Analysis of 47 prey items taken from stomachs in SE Peru gave: Homoptera (planthoppers 96%);... read more
Mar–May in Costa Rica and Feb–Aug in NW Colombia. Nest built by female, an elongated pear-shaped pouch, “visor” protecting side... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally common. Occurs in many national parks and other protected areas within its relatively large range. Numbers reduced wherever... read more
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