French: Tyranneau du Napo German: Westamazonien-Breitschnabeltyrann Spanish: Picoplano equinoccial
P. L. Sclater
Río Napo, Ecuador
Subspecies and Distribution
R. a. bardus
(Bangs & Barbour, 1922) – E Panama and NW Colombia (N Chocó E to S Bolívar).
R. a. mirus
Meyer de Schauensee, 1950 – NW Colombia (lower Atrato Valley and inland from coast).
R. a. flavus
(Chapman, 1914) – N & C Colombia (Santa Marta and Magdalena to W Meta) and N Venezuela (E to Aragua and W Apure).
R. a. jelambianus
Aveledo & Pérez, 1994 – NE Venezuela (Sucre, N Monagas).
R. a. tamborensis
Todd, 1952 – R Lebrija (Santander), in C Colombia.
R. a. aequinoctialis
(P. L. Sclater, 1858) – SC & SE Colombia (Meta S to Putumayo and Amazonas), E Ecuador, E Peru, W Brazil S of Amazon (E to R Madeira) and NC Bolivia (S to Cochabamba).
13·5–15 cm; 14–24·5 g. Large-headed, dark olive flatbill with white eyering surrounding large dark eye. Head and upperparts dark olive, wings dusky, wing-coverts and... read more
Song (E Peru), mainly heard at dawn, a rising series of high-pitched, squeaky whistles that... read more
Favours dense understorey and midstorey, including areas with bamboo at least in parts of range, of... read more
Food and feeding
Insects recorded in stomach contents. Occurs singly or in pairs, alone or (regularly) with mixed-species flocks, perches very erect and... read more
Birds in breeding condition in Feb–Jun in N Colombia, and Feb in NC Venezuela; nest with small young in mid Apr and another active in mid... read more
Probably resident throughout range.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Uncommon to fairly common in most of range; rare to locally uncommon in Ecuador and Colombia, where apparently absent from some areas... read more
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