French: Todirostre bariolé German: Rostkappen-Todityrann Spanish: Titirijí capirrufo
Other common names:
“? Mexico”; error, type presumably a “Bogotá” (Colombia) skin
Subspecies and Distribution
P. r. ruficeps
(Kaup, 1852) – Rufous-crowned Tody-flycatcher – extreme SW Venezuela (S Táchira), and E Andes (Norte de Santander, Santander), W & C Andes (SW Valle, Cauca, W Huila, Nariño) and E slope of SW Andes (Nariño) of Colombia S to SC Ecuador (NE Loja); recently recorded, perhaps this race, in Sierra de Perijá, Colombia#R.
P. r. rufigenis
(P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1877) – W slope of Andes of SW Colombia (Nariño) and W Ecuador (S to Azuay).
P. r. melanomystax
Hellmayr, 1927 – Andes in W Venezuela (N Mérida, E Trujillo) and C Andes (Antioquia S to C Valle and head of Magdalena Valley) and W slope of E Andes (Cundinamarca) of Colombia.
P. r. peruvianus
Chapman, 1924 – Bridled Tody-flycatcher – S Ecuador (Loja, Zamora-Chinchipe) and N Peru (Piura, Cajamarca).
9–10·2 cm; 6·6 g. Nominate race has distinctive bright rufous crown and grey nape separated by black line which connects with thin black malar stripe;... read more
Call low-pitched flat “chak”, “tttrew”, “patreer-pít” or... read more
Thickets, bamboo, shrubs and small saplings at forest edges, in second growth, hedgerows, overgrown... read more
Food and feeding
Insectivore. Feeds alone, in pairs or in family groups, rarely in mixed-species flocks. Uses short forward or upward sallies to catch... read more
Birds with enlarged gonads in Mar–Sept. No other relevant information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common or common. Locally common in Colombia; locally fairly common in NW Ecuador. Occurs in Guaramacal National Park, in... read more
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