French: Tyranneau à lunettes German: Augenring-Laubtyrann Spanish: Orejerito de anteojos
Locally in E Andes of extreme S Colombia (W Putumayo) S to E Ecuador, and from Peru (S from S Amazonas) S to Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba).
11·5 cm; 8 g. Has grey crown, yellowish-white lores and prominent eyering; face and auriculars mottled yellowish, faintly bordered above and behind by indistinct... read more
Not very vocal; soft series of “tic” notes rising and falling slightly, sometimes given... read more
Humid montane forest, especially in dark, wet ravines and on lower-elevation ridgetops below mossy... read more
Food and feeding
Stomach contents from SE Peru contained 66 identified items: beetles (Coleoptera) 56%, homopteran bugs 12%, hymenopterans 23% (ants 12%,... read more
Birds with enlarged gonads, and juveniles present, in Oct and Nov in SE Peru, suggesting season Sept–Dec. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally rare, but locally fairly common; easily overlooked. Fairly common in SE Peru; listed as “near-threatened” in Ecuador. Occurs in Pilón Lajas... read more
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