- Xenerpestes minlosi
11–12 cm (4¼-4¾ in) Male and female similar.
- Upperside dark grey
- Underside pale
- White supercilium
- Two white wing bars
- Graduated tail
Immediate impression is similar to a warbler, but it has a stronger bill
There are 2 subspecies:
- X. m. minlosi:
- X. m. umbraticus:
- Pacific lowlands of Colombia
Lowland and foothill forests, second growth and disturbed areas. Occurs to around 1000 m asl. It is mainly found in the middle section of the forest, more rarely in canopy or very low.
Will often feed in wine tangles where it sometimes hangs head down to reach its food. Their diet consists mostly of arthropods.
There is no confirmed information about breeding.
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- 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/
- Angher and Dean, The Birds of Panama
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Apr 2018)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Double-banded Graytail. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 30 November 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Double-banded_Graytail