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(Redirected from Herpsilochmus parkeri)
Photo © by Mark Harper
Near Moyobamba, Peru, 11 August 2023
Herpsilochmus parkeri


12 cm.
Male: Black crown and ocular streak

  • Grey underparts
  • Dark grey upperparts with dark mottling
  • Blackish wings
  • White tips to wing-coverts forming wing-bars and whitish edges to remiges
  • Black tail with white outer feathers and large white tips on other rectrices


  • Black crown heavily spotted white
  • Post-ocular streak
  • Ochraceous front
  • Buffy eyebrow
  • Dark buff throat
  • Buff breast
  • White lower belly
  • Buffy-grey flanks
  • Pale grey upperparts tinged buff on back
  • Tail and wings much as in male.


South America: found on the eastern slope of Andes of north-central Peru (San Martín)


The first specimens were collected in northern Peru in 1983.[2]

This is a monotypic species[1].


Humid montane forest and savanna.



The diet includes invertebrates.


  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. BirdLife International

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