French: Viréon à calotte rousse German: Fuchsscheitelvireo Spanish: Verdillo coronipardo
P. L. Sclater
Playa Vicente, Oaxaca, Mexico
Subspecies and Distribution
T. o. ochraceiceps
(P. L. Sclater, 1860) – S Mexico (from S Veracruz and N Oaxaca) E, including most of Yucatán Peninsula, to N Guatemala and Belize.
T. o. pallidipectus
(Ridgway, 1903) – N Honduras S on Caribbean slope to NW Panama (Bocas del Toro).
T. o. pacificus
(Parkes, 1991) – Pacific slope of Costa Rica (S from Carara) and W Panama (E to W Chiriquí).
T. o. nelsoni
(Todd, 1929) – Panama from Chiriquí E to W Darién.
T. o. bulunensis
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1902) – E Panama (E Darién) and adjacent W Colombia S to NW Ecuador (N Pichincha).
T. o. ferrugineifrons
(P. L. Sclater, 1862) – SE Venezuela (Amazonas, Bolívar except E) and adjacent W Guyana, SE & E Colombia (S from Meta) and E Ecuador (E of Andes), NE Peru and NW Brazil (Roraima W of R Negro, S to R Juruá and R Purus).
T. o. viridior
(Todd, 1929) – S Peru and N Bolivia (E to Santa Cruz).
T. o. lutescens
(E. Snethlage, 1914) – NC Brazil S of R Amazon (R Madeira E to R Xingu).
T. o. rubrifrons
(P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1867) – NE Brazil S of R Amazon (R Tocantins and NE Pará).
9·5–12·5 cm; 8·4–13·5 g. Nominate race has crown yellow-brown, lighter and more yellowish at front (especially above bill), upperparts... read more
Song in Belize and Mexico a high, plaintive, insect-like whining “wheee” or “swee... read more
Undergrowth of humid evergreen or semi-deciduous forest; occasionally reported from higher strata.... read more
Food and feeding
Food mostly arthropods, including roaches (Blattodea), caterpillars, ants (Formicidae) and spiders (Araneae); also small fleshy fruits; two... read more
A nest with eggs in Apr and one with young in May in Costa Rica; one (not yet with eggs) in W Panama in mid Jul, while a female collected... read more
Probably sedentary; populations in S Veracruz (Mexico) appear to vary in abundance during course of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common or fairly common in many parts of its range, but rarer in Ecuador; easily overlooked. Potentially susceptible to habitat... read more
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