French: Tyranneau à sourcils roux German: Weißwangen-Laubtyrann Spanish: Orejerito cejirrufo
P. L. Sclater and Salvin
Chitrá, Veraguas, Panama
Subspecies and Distribution
P. s. superciliaris
(P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1868) – forested mountains of Costa Rica and W Panama.
P. s. palloris
(Griscom, 1935) – E Panama (Darién) and NW Colombia#R.
P. s. griseocapillus
Phelps, Sr & Phelps, Jr, 1952 – very locally in Sierra de Perijá (along Venezuela–Colombia border), N Colombian Andes, and E slopes in E (recent sight record from Napo) & SE Ecuador (Cordillera de Cutucú, Cordillera del Cóndor) and adjacent N Peru.
12 cm; 7–8 g. Nominate race has pearly grey crown, bright chestnut frontal band and narrow supercilium, pure white spot at base of bill, white auricular patch... read more
Calls and sings frequently, with lively series of sharp, high pitched notes, “swee-swee-swee”;... read more
Humid montane forest, occasionally venturing to forest edges and treefall openings; at 600–... read more
Food and feeding
Insects; small fruits (Miconia, Trema) sometimes taken. Almost always forages in pairs or small family parties, in mixed-... read more
No confirmed data; believed to breed in Mar–Jun in Costa Rica.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common, and very local. A poorly known species. Occurs in Rancho Naturalista and Río Negro Jaguar Reserve, both in Costa Rica.... read more
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