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 43 weeks ago 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 1 year ago 10 sec 2.7