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Photo by Anselmo d Affonseca
Amazonas, Brazil, June 2014
Vireolanius leucotis


14–15 cm (5½-6 in)

  • Slate grey crown and head sides
  • Bright yellow supercilium
  • Yellow spot below eye
  • Olive-green upperparts
  • Yellow underparts
  • Olive-green flanks and sides
  • Green eyes
  • Pink legs
  • Bill
  • Black upper mandible
  • Grey lower mandible


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



There are 4 subspecies[1]:

  • V. l. mikettae:
  • V. l. leucotis:
  • South-eastern Colombia to eastern Ecuador, northern Peru, the Guianas and north-western Brazil
  • V. l. simplex:
  • Brazil (south of the Amazon) to southern Peru (Huánuco to northern Cuzco)
  • V. l. bolivianus:
  • South-eastern Peru (Cuzco) to northern Bolivia


Wet forest and forest borders in foothills and lower highlands. Usually seen in the canopy.



Their diet consists mostly of arthropods, especially items such as grasshoppers.


  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 http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2015)
  4. Arthur Grosset

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