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Subspecies parcus
Photo by Stanley Jones
Canopy Lodge, El Valle de Antón, Coclé Province, Panama, December 2017
Mionectes oleagineus


Subspecies M. o. pacificus
Photo © by olivewarbler
Nirvana Reserve, Valle, Colombia, 9 October 2009

13 cm (5 in)

  • Olive-green upperparts
  • Green head and upper breast
  • Ochre underparts
  • Two buff wing bars, wing feathers edged with buff

The male is slightly larger than the female, but otherwise similar.


The subspecies differ in the distinctness of the wing bars or the shade of the upperparts.


Southern Mexico, Central America, Trinidad and Tobago, and in South America in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Venezuela and the Guianas.


This species was previously placed in the genus Pipromorpha.


There are 7 subspecies[1]:

  • M. o. assimilis :
  • M. o. parcus:
  • M. o. pacificus:
  • M. o. abdominalis:
  • Tropical northern Venezuela (Distrito Federal and Miranda)
  • M. o. pallidiventris:
  • M. o. dorsalis:
  • Tepuis of south-eastern Venezuela (Gran Sabana of Bolívar)
  • M. o. oleagineus:


Humid forests, usually in undergrowth near water. Absent at high elevation.



They construct a moss-covered ball nest with a side entrance, suspended from a root or branch. It is often placed over water. The clutch consists of 2-3 white eggs which are incubated by the female for 18-20 days. The male takes no part in rearing the young.


Their diet consists mostly of fruit, particularly mistletoe berries. They also eat some insects and arthropods.


  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 http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Jan 2018)
  3. Wikipedia

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