Dysithamnus puncticeps Salvin, 1866. OTHER COMMON NAMES
French: Batara ponctué; German: Perlkappenwürgerling; Spanish: Choquita de Corona Moteada.
4.5 in (11.5 cm), with a whitish iris and moderate-length tail.
Pacific slope of the Andes Mountains in western Colombia and northwestern Ecuador.
Up to 3,300 ft (1,000 m) in humid tropical forest, especially in lower-growth parts of the canopy.
Nonmigratory pairs defend a breeding territory. Song is a series of soft whistled notes.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Feed in dense foliage on insects and other arthropods.
Monogamous pairs bond for life, typically lay two eggs, and share incubation and care of nestlings and fledglings.
Not threatened. Locally abundant.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
No direct significance, except for the indirect economic benefits of bird-watching and ecotourism. ♦
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