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Photo © by AdamRiley
Rio Blanco, Colombia, February 2011
Silvicultrix diadema

Ochthoeca diadema


12–12·5 cm


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


Has been placed in genus Ochthoeca in the past.


There are 5 subspecies[1]:

  • S. d. jesupi: No bars on the wings
  • Santa Marta Mountains (north-eastern Colombia)
  • S. d. rubellula:
  • North-eastern Colombia (Sierra de Perijá) and north-western Venezuela (Zulia)
  • S. d. tovarensis:
  • Coastal cordillera of northern Venezuela (Aragua and Distrito Federal)
  • S. d. diadema:
  • Eastern Andes of Colombia and western Venezuela
  • S. d. gratiosa:


Moist evergreen montanes and woodlands.




Their diet consists almost entirely of insects, mostly small beetles.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)

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