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Subspecies pyrrhops
Photo © by Stanley Jones
Abra Patricia, Amazonas Department, Peru, November 2013
Hemitriccus granadensis


10·5 cm (4¼ in)

  • Dark olive crown and upperparts
  • Whitish loral and ocular area encircling eye
  • Dark olive wings


Photo © by Robert Scanlon
Santa Marta Mountains, Colombia, March 2006

South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.



There are 7 subspecies[1]:

  • H. g. lehmanni:
  • Santa Marta Mountains (north-eastern Colombia)
  • H. g. granadensis:
  • H. g. andinus:
  • H. g. intensus:
  • H. g. federalis:
  • Montane forests of coastal northern Venezuela (Distrito Federal)
  • H. g. pyrrhops:
  • Andes of south-eastern Ecuador and Peru (south to Cuzco)
  • H. g. caesius:
  • Andes of south-eastern Peru (Puno) and adjacent northern Bolivia


Humid mossy montane forests, tropical pre-montane and mid elevation forests. Observed at heights around 2000 m.



They forage for insects in the lower and middle storey. They are sometimes alone or in pairs, and also in mixed species flocks.


Their clutch consists of 2 eggs. Otherwise there is little other information available.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Sept 2017)
  4. BF Member observations

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