French: Todirostre de Desmarest German: Graukopf-Todityrann Spanish: Titirijí gris
locality unknown = probably French Guiana
Subspecies and Distribution
P. s. schistaceiceps
(P. L. Sclater, 1859) – S Mexico (from S Veracruz and N Oaxaca) S to Panama (E to Canal Zone).
P. s. superciliaris
(Lawrence, 1871) – N & C Colombia (Caribbean coast, Magdalena and Cauca Valleys, in middle Dagua Valley on Pacific Andean slope, and S to W Meta on E slope).
P. s. griseolus
(Todd, 1913) – N & C Venezuela and extreme E Colombia.
P. s. sylvia
(Desmarest, 1806) – extreme N Brazil (along R Branco in NE Roraima), SW Guyana and French Guiana.
P. s. schulzi
(Berlepsch, 1907) – NE Brazil (E Pará E to Piauí).
c. 9–10 cm; 6·7–8·5 g. Nominate race has grey crown and nape, white “spectacles” formed by white supraloral line and eyering, latter broken at front by grey lores... read more
Call is a soft, low, gravelly “tic” or “trup”, sometimes repeated; a nasal descending “trrrr” trill... read more
Dense thickets along forest edges and overgrown shrubby roadsides, and shrubby and vine-tangled... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly arthropods; fruit also taken. Recorded foods ants and small wasps (Hymenoptera), homopteran (e.g. leafhoppers) and heteropteran bugs... read more
Nests found in Mar in Costa Rica and Jun in Venezuela; eggs in Apr–Jun and birds in breeding condition in Jan–Aug. Elongated... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally common; perhaps often overlooked. Fairly common in Tocumen area of Panama. Occurs in many national parks and other protected... read more
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