|Slaty-capped Shrike-vireo (Vireolanius leucotis)|
|Cristalino Lodge, Mato Grosso, Brazil
The Slaty-capped Shrike-vireo is distributed in the Amazonian Basin and the Guianas but is apparently absent from north-west Amazonia. There is a disjunct population in the Chocó of Colombia and Ecuador.
|It is found in the canopy of humid forest which explains why it is often difficult to see. These photos were taken from the tower at Cristalino Lodge.
The lime green iris is quite striking as is the head pattern. It has a grey head with a broad, bright yellow supercilium and a yellow spot below the eye. Otherwise it is olive green above and bright yellow below with olive flanks. The bill is heavy and shrike-like, black above and grey below.
There is an illustration in Ridgely & Tudor, Volume 1, Plate 8.