French: Viréon à pattes claires German: Buschvireo Spanish: Verdillo paticlaro
Subspecies and Distribution
H. f. flavipes
Lafresnaye, 1845 – N & C Colombia (Caribbean coast E to Santa Marta, and S in Magdalena Valley to Huila).
H. f. melleus
Wetmore, 1941 – extreme N Colombia (Macuira Mts, at E tip of Guajira Peninsula).
H. f. galbanus
Wetmore & Phelps, Jr, 1956 – N & E Colombia (E Santa Marta and R Ranchería Valley E through Guajira Peninsula except E tip, and E Andes through Arauca and Casanare to NW Meta) and NW Venezuela (W Zulia, Táchira, N Mérida, Barinas, Portuguesa).
H. f. acuticaudus
Lawrence, 1865 – N Venezuela (E Zulia E to Sucre, S to Apure and SE Bolívar; also Margarita I).
11·4–12 cm; 12–14 g (nominate), 9·8–11·5 g (acuticaudus). Nominate race is dull olive-green above, slightly brighter on rump;... read more
Song (in Venezuela) a penetrating series of 4–20 notes, “turee, turee, turee”.... read more
Arid scrub and lighter woodland, dry to moist forest (deciduous to semi-deciduous), gallery forest... read more
Food and feeding
Diet apparently mostly arthropods. Forages usually 2–8 m up in vegetation; feeds in slower, more vireo-like manner than other... read more
Almost no information, but birds in breeding condition in Mar–May in N Colombia and Oct in E Colombia; juvenile with brood patch in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Often described as common or abundant. Adaptable; frequently occurs in highly modified or regenerating habitats.
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