French: Sourciroux mélodieux German: Rostbrauenvireo Spanish: Vireón cejirrufo
J. F. Gmelin
“Guyane” = French Guiana
Subspecies and Distribution
C. g. septentrionalis
A. R. Phillips, 1991 – E Mexico (S Tamaulipas S to N Hidalgo).
C. g. flaviventris
Lafresnaye, 1842 – SE Mexico (N Veracruz, N Puebla, NE Tabasco, N & W Chiapas) E to C Guatemala and N Honduras.
C. g. yucatanensis
Ridgway, 1887 – SE Mexico (Yucatán Peninsula) and Belize S to N Honduras.
C. g. insularis
Ridgway, 1885 – Cozumel I (off NE Yucatán Peninsula).
C. g. nicaraguae
W. deW. Miller & Griscom, 1925 – S Mexico (C Chiapas), S Guatemala, El Salvador, S Honduras and Nicaragua.
C. g. subflavescens
Cabanis, 1861 – Costa Rica and W Panama (E to Veraguas).
C. g. perrygoi
Wetmore, 1950 – WC Panama on Pacific slope.
C. g. flavens
Wetmore, 1950 – C & E Panama along Pacific coast.
C. g. coibae
E. J. O. Hartert, 1901 – Coiba I (off SW Panama).
C. g. cantica
Bangs, 1898 – N & C Colombia (E to Guajira and Magdalena Valley S to Huila).
C. g. parva
Chapman, 1917 – NE & E Colombia (Norte de Santander S to Meta and Vichada) and N Venezuela (S to N Amazonas).
C. g. flavipectus
P. L. Sclater, 1859 – NE Venezuela and Trinidad.
C. g. gujanensis
(J. F. Gmelin, 1789) – Rufous-browed Peppershrike – SE Colombia, S Venezuela, the Guianas, E Peru, NE Bolivia (La Paz), and Brazil S to N Mato Grosso.
C. g. pax
J. Bond & Meyer de Schauensee, 1942 – E slope of Andes in C Bolivia (La Paz).
C. g. dorsalis
J. T. Zimmer, 1942 – highlands of C Bolivia (Cochabamba).
C. g. tarijae
J. Bond & Meyer de Schauensee, 1942 – SE Bolivia (Tarija) and extreme NW Argentina (Jujuy).
C. g. virenticeps
P. L. Sclater, 1860 – Western Peppershrike – W Ecuador (Esmeraldas) and NW Peru (Piura).
C. g. contrerasi
Taczanowski, 1879 – SE Ecuador (Morona-Santiago, Zamora-Chinchipe) and N Peru (S to San Martín).
C. g. saturata
J. T. Zimmer, 1925 – C Peru (R Marañón S to Huánuco).
C. g. cearensis
S. F. Baird, 1866 – E Brazil (Maranhão and Ceará S to S Mato Grosso and São Paulo).
C. g. viridis
(Vieillot, 1822) – Chaco Peppershrike – W Paraguay and N Argentina (S to La Rioja, San Luis, Córdoba and Santa Fe).
C. g. ochrocephala
Tschudi, 1845 – Ochre-crowned Peppershrike – E Paraguay S to NE Argentina (Misiones, Corrientes, Entre Ríos, N Buenos Aires), SE Brazil (S from Minas Gerais) and Uruguay.
14–16 cm; 22–35 g (flavipectus). Nominate race has forehead, crown and ear-coverts medium-grey, darkening on nape, narrow chestnut-brown area above... read more
Song heard over much of year, usually delivered from concealed perch in tree canopy, a loud series... read more
Forest, especially forest edge, also isolated trees in gardens, gallery forest, shade coffee... read more
Food and feeding
Omnivorous diet. Items recorded comprise mainly arthropods, including beetles (Coleoptera) and spiders (Araneae), as well as cocoons and... read more
Nests found in Mar–Jul in Costa Rica, Jul in Panama, May in Venezuela, Jun–Sept, Nov, Jan and Feb in Trinidad, and Feb–... read more
Probably sedentary over most of range, but extreme N populations in Mexico may move to some extent.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally common in numerous parts of its extensive range. Adapts well to certain kinds of modification in habitat (for instance... read more
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