French: Tyranneau à queue blanche German: Weißschwanz-Tachurityrann Spanish: Piojito coliblanco
P. L. Sclater and Salvin
Púellaro, 8000 feet [c. 2440 m], Pichincha, Ecuador
Forested Andes from N Colombia S to SE Peru (on W slope to Piura, on E slope to Cuzco).
11 cm; 10–11 g. Parulid-like tyrannulet with conspicuous white outer tail feathers. Has thin white supercilium, faint blackish eyestripe, whitish face; medium-grey... read more
A series of 3 or 4 clear, downward-slurred notes in minor key, also a single wheezy note.
Humid montane evergreen forest, especially mossy cloudforest; recorded at 1400–3050 m, mainly... read more
Food and feeding
Insects; occasionally small fruits. Forages in pairs or in groups of up to six individuals; frequently joins mixed-species flocks. Moves... read more
Birds with gonads enlarged in Aug and Sept in Colombia. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to common. Apparently more common in Ecuador, where present in many protected areas and easily found along Mindo and Chiriboga roads, W of... read more
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