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Photo by COLOMBIA Birding
El Viao, C Andes, Colombia, September 2011
Cyclarhis nigrirostris


15–16·5 cm (6-6½ in)

  • Grey forecrown
  • Chestnut arc extends from top of bill (including lores) to behind eye
  • Yellowish-green ear-coverts
  • Yellow head
  • Whitish underparts


South America: found in Colombia and Ecuador.



There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • C. n. nigrirostris:
  • C. n. atrirostris:


Moist forest, cloud forest and forest edges between 1600–2700 m.



Their diet consists almost entirely of arthropods, but little else is known.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2015)

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