French: Barbichon à croupion jaune German: Schwefelbürzelbekarde Spanish: Moscareta culiamarilla
P. L. Sclater
Córdoba, Veracruz, Mexico
Subspecies and Distribution
M. s. sulphureipygius
(P. L. Sclater, 1857) – SE Mexico (from S Veracruz and N Oaxaca) S on Caribbean slope to NW Honduras.
M. s. aureatus
Bangs, 1908 – NE Honduras S on Caribbean slope, and locally on Pacific slope in Costa Rica and Panama, to Pacific lowlands of W Colombia and W Ecuador (W Loja); recently recorded in NW Peru (Tumbes)#R.
12–13·5 cm; 12 g. Large eyes, prominent long rictal bristles. Nominate race has crown, nape and back dark olive, semi-concealed yellow coronal patch, paler loral region... read more
A “psik” call, often while foraging. Song a clear series of 4–6 “tschew” notes or “tseuu... read more
Shady understorey and low to middle levels of humid forest, terra firme forest, gallery... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods; diet probably similar to that of M. villosus. Singly or in pairs; often accompanies mixed-species flocks. Active... read more
Mar–Jun in Costa Rica. Female constructs a messy, bell-shaped or pyriform nest of fine brown plant fibres, often suspended over... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to common, and widely distributed. Quite local in certain areas owing to deforestation (e.g. Chiriquí, in Panama). Occurs in several... read more
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