Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Variegated Bristle-tyrant (Pogonotriccus poecilotis)


Taxonomy

French: Tyranneau varié German: Zimtbinden-Laubtyrann Spanish: Orejerito variegado
Taxonomy:

Leptopogon pœcilotis

P. L. Sclater

, 1862,

“Bogota”, Colombia

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Birds from extreme NW Venezuela (Sierra de Perijá) described as race pifanoi, supposedly with somewhat more blackish crown, but difference virtually imperceptible and may represent individual variation. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Sierra de Perijá and Andes of NW Venezuela (Mérida), Colombia, E Ecuador and Peru (Cajamarca and San Martín S, locally, to Puno).

Descriptive notes

11 cm; 8 g. Has slate-grey crown contrasting with bright yellow-olive upperparts; lores and supercilium grizzled white, supercilium extending back to wrap around black... read more

Voice

High, thin “wheee-seet”; also a short, emphatic series of “tsit” notes ending in more emphatic “... read more

Habitat

Humid montane forest, especially wet mossy cloudforest; 1500–2300 m.

Food and feeding

Arthropods. Forages singly or in pairs, typically in mixed-species flocks (often also containing related P. ophthalmicus). Perches... read more

Breeding

No data.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Generally common to locally fairly common. Occurs in Tambito Nature Reserve and Ucumarí Regional Park, in Colombia, and in all protected areas along... read more

Recommended citation

Fitzpatrick, J. (2018). Variegated Bristle-tyrant (Pogonotriccus poecilotis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/57229 on 15 December 2018).