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Hypocnemis hypoxantha


11–13 cm

  • Black crown with white streaks
  • Buffy-yellow supercilium
  • Buffish-yellow cheeks
  • Black lores


South America: found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil


Photo by Anselmo d Affonseca
Manacapuru, Amazonas, Brazil, October 2016


There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • H. h. hypoxantha:
  • H. h. ochraceiventris:
  • South-eastern Amazonian Brazil (River Tapajós to River Xingú)


They are found in the understorey of moist lowland, foothill and white sand forests; occurs at heights around 900 m.



Their diet consists of insects and spiders, but little else is known.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2015)
  4. BF Member observations

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