Subtropical Doradito (Pseudocolopteryx acutipennis)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Cuzco, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Cuzco, Peru

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. No Data

Identification & Behavior: ~11.5 cm (4.5 in). The Subtropical Doradito is bicolored with olive upperparts and bright yellow underparts. The wing coverts are dusky with two poorly defined brownish wing bars. It forages in the shrubbery, reedbeds, tall grass, and similar habitats. It is similar to a female Masked Yellowthroat but is distinguished by darker olive upperparts and poorly defined brownish wing bars.

Status: The Subtropical Doradito appears to have resident populations on the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 1400-3200 m. It is also present on the foothill of the southeastern Andes as an Austral migrant. The breeding status and migratory movements are poorly understood.  It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Doradito Subtropical.

Sub-species: Subtropical Doradito (Pseudocolopteryx acutipennis), (P. L. Sclater and Salvin), 1873.

Meaning of Name: Pseudocolopteryx: Gr. pseudos= false and genus Colopteryx, Ridgway, 1888. acutipennis: L. acutus= sharp-pointed and pennis, penna= -winged, feather.

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Distribution Map
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    • 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. on 03/01/2016.