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Pearly-vented Tody-Tyrant - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Robert_Scanlon
Nr Perico, Colombia, May 2004
Hemitriccus margaritaceiventer


10–10·5 cm (4-4¼ in)

  • Greyish-brown to brownish-olive upperparts
  • Greyish crown


Subspecies impiger
Photo by andyadcock
Henri Pittier NP, Northern Venezuela, January 2016
  • impiger: brownish rather than grey crown.


South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina



There are 9 subspecies[1]:

  • H. m. impiger:
  • H. m. septentrionalis:
  • Southern Colombia (arid tropical upper Magdalena Valley)
  • H. m. chiribiquetensis:
  • Southern Colombia (Sierra de Chiribiquete)
  • H. m. duidae:
  • H. m. auyantepui:
  • Subtropical tepuis of south-eastern Venezuela (south-eastern Bolívar)
  • H. m. breweri:
  • Subtropical south-eastern Venezuela (Jaua massif)
  • H. m. rufipes:
  • Tropical Peru east of the Andes (Cuzco) to north-western Bolivia
  • H. m. margaritaceiventer:
  • H. m. wuchereri:
  • Eastern Brazil (Maranhão to Ceará, Pernambuco and Bahia)


Dry shrubby and scrub areas. Also found in the lower growth of tall deciduous woodland.



Their main diet consists of insects. They may forage alone, but generally are seen in pairs hunting in low trees or bushes.


  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

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