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Photo by Stanley Jones
Urraca Lodge in Jorupe Reserve, Loja Province, Ecuador, November 7, 2013
Contopus punensis



South America: Andes of western Ecuador and western Peru (south to Ica)


This is a monotypic species[1].

Formerly included in Tropical Pewee together with Northern Tropical Pewee and Southern Tropical Pewee.


A variety of woodlands from coast to 2800 m asl in Peru. Mostly connected with edges and semiopen woods.


Expected to eat insects.


Main song is a two-part whiste where the first part may be descending and the second part sometimes takes on a trill structure, "teew-tee". A short version, "tee" may be a call.


  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. Gill, F, D Donsker, and P Rasmussen (Eds). 2023. IOC World Bird List (v 13.1)_red. Doi 10.14344/IOC.ML.13.1. http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  3. Schulenberg, T. S. & Stotz, D. F. & Lane, D. F. & O'Neill, J. P. & Parker III, T. A. & Egg, A. B. (2010). Birds of Peru: Revised and Updated Edition. Princeton: Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0691130231
  4. Kirwan, G. M., A. Farnsworth, J. del Hoyo, D. J. Lebbin, N. Collar, and P. F. D. Boesman (2022). Tumbes Pewee (Contopus punensis), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (G. M. Kirwan and N. D. Sly, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.tropew2.01

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