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Subspecies cisandina
Photo by Stanley Jones
Podocarpus National Park, Zamora-Chinchipe Province, Ecuador, November 2014
Cranioleuca curtata


14–15 cm


South America: found in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.



There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • C. c. curtata:
  • C. c. cisandina:
  • Subtropical Magdalena Valley of central Colombia to northern Peru
  • C. c. debilis:

A fourth subspecies, furcata, is not accepted by all authorities[2]


Moist montanes evergreen forests. Heights reported up to 1700 m.



Their diet almost entirely of arthropods gleaned in the mid and upper storey.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)

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