French: Todirostre à front gris German: Graustirn-Todityrann Spanish: Titirijí frentigrís
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
P. f. penardi
(Hellmayr, 1905) – Suriname and French Guiana; in Venezuela, recently found (probably this race) in SE Bolívar#R and an old record exists from Serranía de Unturán, in S Amazonas#R.
P. f. fumifrons
(Hartlaub, 1853) – lower Amazonian & NE Brazil (C Pará E to S Maranhão and NE Mato Grosso, and coastal region from Paraíba S to N Bahia).
9 cm; 6–7·2 g. Has smoky-grey forehead, olive crown, dull buffish-white supraloral and ocular region; olive upperparts, blackish tail and wings, two prominent buff-... read more
Almost toneless low rattling “kerrr” trill, repeated 5–6 times in quick succession if... read more
Dense shrubs and thickets in forest edge and overgrown pastures and clearings, also low bushes in... read more
Food and feeding
Insectivore; recorded prey include coleopterans (Halticinae), hymenopterans, dipterans. Usually forages in pairs, using short sallies to... read more
A nest in Tocantins state contained two nestlings in Mar; it was a closed bag, with a lateral entrance, suspended from tip of branch at c.... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Rare to uncommon. In Surinam, fairly common along airstrip at Raleigh Falls Nature Park and occurs also in Sipaliwini Savanna Nature... read more
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