French: Pitajo à sourcils roux German: Rötelbrauen-Schmätzertyrann Spanish: Pitajo cejirrojo
P. L. Sclater and Salvin
páramos of Mérida, Venezuela
Andes of W Venezuela (Trujillo, Mérida, N Táchira).
14·5–16 cm; 14–15 g. Flat-headed, with short, thin-based bill. Upperparts brown, with long bright rufous supercilium that broadens rearwards and contrasting with dark head-... read more
At dawn, pairs sing a rhythmic duet “plee, pliter’ter, phl’ter’tew”, chattering, up to 12 phrases,... read more
Mainly inhabits timberline scrub, Stevia lucida copses, open páramo with ... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, but no details. Usually singly, or pair-members widely scattered; often territorial, assuming prominent perches atop bushes or... read more
Nest and eggs in mid Mar in Venezuela, with other specimens collected there in breeding condition in same month. One nest a rabbit-fur-... read more
Resident; some seasonal or local altitudinal movement suspected because of records at lower... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Considered common and population believed to be stable within its comparatively small range, estimated at 12,600 km².
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