French: Tyranneau barbu German: Streifenkinn-Grastyrann Spanish: Tachurí barbado
Subspecies and Distribution
P. p. bogotensis
(Chapman, 1915) – very local in temperate zone in Cundinamarca (savannas of Bogotá) and Valle (upper Dagua Valley), in Colombia (recently extinct).
P. p. brevipennis
(Berlepsch & E. J. O. Hartert, 1902) – E Colombia, SW, C & SE Venezuela, Guyana, S Suriname, N French Guiana and N Brazil (Roraima, NW Pará, Amapá).
P. p. pectoralis
(Vieillot, 1817) – E Bolivia (Santa Cruz), S Brazil (locally S from Mato Grosso and S Minas Gerais S to Rio Grande do Sul), Paraguay, N Argentina (S to Mendoza, La Pampa and Buenos Aires) and Uruguay.
8–10 cm; 6–8 g (brevipennis). Male nominate race has dusky grey to blackish crown, elongated feathers forming flattened bushy crest with semi-... read more
Song a plaintive “wheee-whidididirrr” or “tee-tee-tee-teet”, sometimes ending in low, guttural... read more
Campo, drier portions of native grassland, savanna with scattered shrubs, tall grass in... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Inconspicuous; forages singly or in pairs, occasionally joins mixed flocks of other grassland birds. Perches on vertical stems;... read more
Jun–Jul in E Colombia and Sept–Jan in Argentina and Brazil. Possibly polygynous; speculation that only female cares for young... read more
Apparently an austral migrant; records from Bolivia and adjacent Brazil only during winter months.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Usually rare to uncommon, but perhaps often overlooked; very local, but fairly common in a few localities.... read more
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