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Gray-crowned Flycatcher

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Photo by Francisco PaludoPresidente  Figueiredo, AM, Brazil, July 2017
Photo by Francisco Paludo
Presidente Figueiredo, AM, Brazil, July 2017

Alternative name: Grey-crowned Flatbill

Tolmomyias poliocephalus


[edit] Identification

12 cm (4¾ in)

  • Olive-green upperparts
  • Grey crown and nape
  • Whitish supraloral stripe
  • Faint eye-ring

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

  • T. p. poliocephalus:
  • T. p. klagesi:
  • Tropical eastern Venezuela (northern Amazonas to Delta Amacuro)
  • T. p. sclateri:
  • Tropical Guianas, Amazonian and eastern Brazil and north-western Bolivia

[edit] Habitat

Humid forest and forest edges.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists of insects, small fruits and berries.

[edit] Breeding

Their nest is a suspended bag, placed about 2-25 m from the ground.

[edit] References

  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
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Aug 2016)

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