French: Pitajo diadème German: Gelbbauch-Schmätzertyrann Spanish: Pitajo diademado
Subspecies and Distribution
S. d. jesupi
(J. A. Allen, 1900) – Santa Marta Mts (N Colombia).
S. d. rubellula
(Wetmore, 1946) – Sierra de Perijá, on Colombia–Venezuela border.
S. d. tovarensis
(Gilliard, 1940) – Coastal Range in N Venezuela (Aragua, Distrito Federal).
S. d. diadema
(Hartlaub, 1843) – E Andes in W Venezuela and Colombia.
S. d. gratiosa
(P. L. Sclater, 1862) – W & C Andes and W slope of E Andes of Colombia S to N Peru (Piura, Cajamarca).
12–12·5 cm. Large-headed appearance, long rictal bristles. Nominate race has crown dark olive, yellow forehead and long supercilium becoming narrower and paler behind... read more
Call an accelerating trill, ending with separate lower note; song a thin rapid trill, e.g. “... read more
Dense interior and undergrowth of humid montane forest, less often along shrubby forest borders... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, mostly small beetles (Coleoptera). Generally inconspicuous and infrequently seen; usually in pairs in dense undergrowth close to... read more
Jan–Oct in Colombia and Mar–Dec in Ecuador. Nest details unclear, but reported as a mossy cup placed on bank. Clutch 4 eggs. No... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common; inconspicuous and often overlooked, possibly more common than it appears to be. Occurs in all protected areas in... read more
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