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Alternative name: Rufous-crowned Tody-Tyrant

Subspecies ruficeps
Photo by Stanley Jones
Guacamayos Ridge, Napo Province, Ecuador, January 2016
Poecilotriccus ruficeps

Identification

9–10·2 cm (3½-4 in)

  • Rufous crown
  • Grey nape
  • Thin black malar stripe

Distribution

Juvenile, Subspecies ruficeps

Photo by Stanley Jones
Guacamayos Ridge, Napo Province, Ecuador, January 2016

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

Taxonomy

Subspecies

There are 4 subspecies[1]:

  • P. r. melanomystax:
  • P. r. ruficeps:
  • P. r. rufigenis:
  • Andes of south-western Colombia and north-western Ecuador
  • P. r. peruvianus :
  • Andes of southern Ecuador and extreme northern Peru (Piura and Cajamarca)

Habitat

Tropical montane forest. Vegetational type is a middle montane cloud forest and forest edges. Thickets, shrubs, bamboo, saplings. Observed at heights around 2,256 m.

Behaviour

Diet

Their diet consists almost entirely of insects. They feed alone or in pairs.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2016)

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