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Wing-barred Piprites (Piprites chloris)

Order: Passeriformes | Family: Tyrannidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Regua, Brazil

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Sucumbios, Ecuador

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Sucumbios, Ecuador


Identification & Behavior: ~13 cm (5.1 in). The Wing-barred Piprites has green upperparts with two bold yellowish wing bars, markings on the tertials, and the tip of the tail. The forehead and throat are yellowish, The sides of the head are gray. The underparts are yellow-olive. It forages in the canopy and subcanopy of the forest in Amazonia mostly in the company of mixed species flocks. The green plumage and bold wing bars are unique in its range but may resemble a flycatcher of the Tyrannidae, e.g., Euler’s Flycatcher.

Status: The Wing-barred Piprites is uncommon and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1500 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Piprites de Ala Barrada.

Sub-species: Wing-barred Piprites (Piprites chloris tschudii), (Cabanis), 1874.

Meaning of Name: Piprites: Gr. modification of Pipra. One that resembles a member of the genus
Pipra. chloris: Gr. khlōris, khlōridos= green, greenfinch.

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Distribution Map
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Voice


References:

    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2016.