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Photo © by Wilson Diaz
Las Palmas, Leymebamba, Amazonas, Peru, 29 July 2019
Pyrrhomyias cinnamomeus


11–13 cm (4¼-5 in)

  • Bright cinnamon-rufous overall plumage
  • Dark brown crown
  • Yellow coronal patch (not always clearly seen)
  • Peaked


Very variable in base color between different subspecies.


Photo © by COLOMBIA Birding
Western Andes, Colombia, November 2010

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



Nominate subspecies
Photo © by Luis R
Satipo Road, Junin. Peru, July 2017

This is a polytypic species, consisting of six subspecies[1]:

  • P. c. assimilis :
  • Santa Marta Mountains (north-eastern Colombia)
  • P. c. pyrrhopterus:
  • P. c. vieillotioides:
  • Coastal mountains of north-western Venezuela (Lara to Miranda)
  • P. c. spadix:
  • Coastal mountains of north-eastern Venezuela (Anzoátegui to western Sucre)
  • P. c. pariae:
  • North-eastern Venezuela (Cerro Azul and Cerro Humo on Paría Peninsula)
  • P. c. cinnamomeus:
  • Subtropical eastern Peru (San Martín) to north-western Argentina


Oak Woodland, forest edge, Cloudforest at 1900m.



Their main diet consists of insects, supplemented with berries.


They build a small open cup nest from plant material and spider webs. The clutch consists of 2 eggs which are incubated by both adults for 20-21 days.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2015)
  4. Birdforum member personal observations.
  5. elibrary

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