Black-billed Peppershrike (Cyclarhis nigrirostris) - HBW 15, p. 415
French: Sourciroux à bec noir
Spanish: Vireón Piquinegro
Taxonomy: Cyclaris [sic] nigrirostris Lafresnaye, 1842, Bogotá, Colombia.
Genus formerly placed in its own separate family, Cyclarhidae; sometimes placed in a subfamily, Cyclarhinae. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- nigrirostris Lafresnaye, 1842 - upper tropical and subtropical zones of Colombia W of E Andes (excluding Santa Marta region and also Nariño) and of E slope in Ecuador (S at least to C Napo).
- atrirostris P. L. Sclater, 1887 - upper tropical zone in W Andes of S Colombia (Nariño) and S into Ecuador (S generally to Pichincha, but at least one sighting has been reported as far S as El Oro).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
two birds foraging in canopy Locality Río Blanco Reserve, Caldas Department, Colombia (ssp atrirostris)
Martin Kennewell 30 May 2012 6 days ago ADDED LAST WEEK 32 sec 3.5
viewed from below, head behind a leaf Locality Las Tangaras Nature Reserve, Choco Department, Colombia (ssp atrirostris)
Martin Kennewell 23 May 2012 47 weeks ago 10 sec 2.7