French: Tyranneau à sourcils blancs German: Weißbinden-Tachurityrann Spanish: Piojito alifranjeado
Elainia [sic] stictoptera
P. L. Sclater
Matus, Chimborazo, Ecuador
Subspecies and Distribution
M. s. albocaudatus
Phelps, Sr & Gilliard, 1941 – Andes of W Venezuela (Trujillo, Mérida, Táchira).
M. s. stictopterus
(P. L. Sclater, 1859) – Andes of Colombia, Ecuador (both slopes) and N Peru (Piura, Cajamarca, Amazonas).
M. s. taeniopterus
Cabanis, 1874 – E Andes of Peru (S from E La Libertad) S to N Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba, W Santa Cruz).
13 cm; 8–11 g. Nominate race has white supercilium, blackish eyestripe, medium-grey crown contrasting with plain dark brownish-olive upperparts; face whitish, bordered... read more
Distinctive sharp, rising “squeeyh”, sometimes in short series, occasionally... read more
Humid montane evergreen forest, especially mossy cloudforest, stunted elfin forest, alder (... read more
Food and feeding
Insects; occasionally small fruits. Forages in pairs or in groups of 3–5 individuals; frequently joins mixed-species flocks. Forages... read more
Fledglings in Dec and birds with enlarged gonads in Jan and Aug in Colombia; gonads enlarged in Oct–Nov in SE Peru. No other... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally common; especially common in alder stands. Occurs in many protected areas, including Sierra Nevada National Park, in Venezuela,... read more
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