Gmelin , The rufous-browed peppershrike Cyclarhis gujanensis is a passerine bird in the vireo family. It is widespread and often common in woodland, forest edge, and cultivation with some tall trees from Mexico and Trinidad south to Argentina and Uruguay. It is bull-headed with a thick, somewhat shrike-like bill, which typically is blackish below and pinkish-grey above. The head is grey with a strong rufous eyebrow. The crown is often tinged with brown.
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Nanos Status and conservation Not globally threatened Least Concern. It is perhaps hardest to see in Amazonia where it is restricted to floodplain forests and edges but becomes increasingly common, or at least easier to see, in more arid regions.
Adapts well to certain kinds of modification in habitat for instance Your sightings No sightings Add to a lifelist: Year-round Migration Breeding Non-Breeding. Recent phylogenetic study R found deep divergences among races, suggesting several cryptic species; but, although song of ochrocephala appears to have lower maximum frequency and a few other minor differences compared with other races, little vocal variation apparent among taxa R.
Problems playing this file? It is often heard but hard to see as it feeds on insects and spiders high in the foliage, though it has been observed to take small lizards as well.
You must cyclargis logged in to view your sighting details. Habitat Forest, especially forest edge, also isolated trees in gardens, gallery forest, shade coffee Like most vireos, the peppershrike ejects parasitic cowbird eggs. The Rufous-browed Peppershrike is well known for its complex and extensive geographic variation, yet most subspecies are to some extent white below, olive above with rufous lores and supercilium. Nominate race has forehead, crown and ear-coverts medium-grey, darkening on nape, narrow chestnut-brown area above Wikimedia Commons has media related to Cyclarhis gujanensis.
The nest is a flimsy cup high in a tree with a typical clutch of two or three pinkish-white eggs lightly blotched with brown. Rufous-browed Peppershrike Cyclarhis gujanensis :: xeno-canto Juan chiviro Spanish Bolivia: Bibliography Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Translate Avibase is also available in the following languages: Bird checklists — taxonomy — distribution — maps — links.
Also Scinax ruber at background bird-seen: Juan chiviro Spanish Venezuela: It is bull-headed cuclarhis a thick, somewhat shrike-like bill, which typically is blackish below and pinkish-grey above. Coastal e Panama Cyclarhis gujanensis coibae: Checklists There are more than 12, regional checklists in Avibase, offered in 9 gijanensis taxonomies, including synonyms more than languages.
Pacific slope of Costa Rica and w Panama Cyclarhis gujanensis perrygoi: Avibase is also available in the following languages: Public comments No comments yet Only members are able to post public comments. Rufous-browed Peppershrike Cyclarhis gujanensis ochrocephala. A gujanendis on its nest, 10 m above a stream near El Copey de Dota, Costa Ricaillustrating how cryptic the nests can be.
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