French: Ada à queue rousse German: Fahlbauch-Dunkeltyrann Spanish: Viudita colirrufa
P. L. Sclater
Subspecies and Distribution
K. p. poecilurus
(P. L. Sclater, 1862) – locally in mountains of Colombia (except Santa Marta) and extreme NW Venezuela (Sierra de Perijá).
K. p. venezuelanus
(Hellmayr, 1927) – W & N Venezuela (Táchira, Mérida, Distrito Federal).
K. p. paraquensis
Phelps, Sr & Phelps, Jr, 1949 – Cerro Sipapo (Paraque), in NW Amazonas (Venezuela).
K. p. salvini
(P. L. Sclater, 1888) – S Venezuela (cerros of C & S Amazonas and S Bolívar) and immediately adjoining N Brazil and W Guyana.
K. p. peruanus
(Berlepsch & Stolzmann, 1896) – Andes from E Ecuador (W Sucumbíos) S to SE Peru (Puno) and C Bolivia (W Santa Cruz).
14·5–15 cm; 13–15 g. Male nominate race is greyish to brownish-grey above; wings dusky, two broad buffy-grey wingbars (often absent), buff edges of inner remiges... read more
Usually quiet; call a short, metallic trill, “tzteeer” or “triiit”.
Borders of humid and wet montane or second-growth forest, pastures with scattered trees, and grassy... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Usually singly or in pairs, seldom with mixed-species flocks. Perches upright, sometimes in the open, but sometimes shy; often... read more
One nest in NE Ecuador and another in the Central Andes of Colombia contained single eggs in Aug and late Apr respectively; both were... read more
Resident; probably wanders more often than reported, frequently appearing at fresh landslides where... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally rare to uncommon, locally more common. Common at La Planada Nature Reserve (Nariño), in Colombia; uncommon around... read more
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