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Photo by arthurgrosset
Carajás, Pará, Brazil, February 2002
Contopus nigrescens


  • Uniform dark grey
  • Upper mandible is black while its lower one is yellow


South America: found in Guyana, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil.



There are 2 subspecies:

  • C. n. nigrescens:
  • Eastern slope of Andes of Ecuador (Napo-Pastaza and Santiago-Zamora)
  • C. n. canescens:
  • Eastern Peru (south to Cuzco); southern Guyana (Acari Mts.) and eastern Amazonian Brazil


Moist forests and montanes.


Perches high in the forest canopy.


  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Avibase
  3. BF Member observations

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