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Pearly-vented Tody-Tyrant

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Photo by Robert_ScanlonNr Perico, Colombia, May 2004
Photo by Robert_Scanlon
Nr Perico, Colombia, May 2004
Hemitriccus margaritaceiventer


[edit] Identification

10–10·5 cm (4-4¼ in)

  • Greyish-brown to brownish-olive upperparts
  • Greyish crown

[edit] Variations

Subspecies impigerPhoto by andyadcockHenri Pittier NP, Northern Venezuela, January 2016
Subspecies impiger
Photo by andyadcock
Henri Pittier NP, Northern Venezuela, January 2016
  • impiger: brownish rather than grey crown.

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 9 subspecies[1]:

  • H. m. impiger:
  • H. m. septentrionalis:
  • Southern Colombia (arid tropical upper Magdalena Valley)
  • H. m. chiribiquetensis:
  • Southern Colombia (Sierra de Chiribiquete)
  • H. m. duidae:
  • H. m. auyantepui:
  • Subtropical tepuis of south-eastern Venezuela (south-eastern Bolívar)
  • H. m. breweri:
  • Subtropical south-eastern Venezuela (Jaua massif)
  • H. m. rufipes:
  • Tropical Peru east of the Andes (Cuzco) to north-western Bolivia
  • H. m. margaritaceiventer:
  • H. m. wuchereri:
  • Eastern Brazil (Maranhão to Ceará, Pernambuco and Bahia)

[edit] Habitat

Dry shrubby and scrub areas. Also found in the lower growth of tall deciduous woodland.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their main diet consists of insects. They may forage alone, but generally are seen in pairs hunting in low trees or bushes.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase

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