French: Ada d’Amazonie German: Várzeadunkeltyrann Spanish: Viudita amazónica
Rio Amajaú, Rio Negro, Brazil
E Colombia (W Meta) to S Venezuela (W Apure, Amazonas), W Guyana, Amazonian Brazil (along R Amazon, R Negro, R Branco, R Madeira, lower R Xingu and R Tocantins) and NE Peru (R Ucayali and adjacent R Amazon); also locally in NE Ecuador; recorded in Suriname#R.
12·7–13·5 cm; 14 g. Large eyes, long rictal bristles. Male is glossy black with slight bluish sheen; primaries tinged brownish, outer three short, narrow and pointed (... read more
Unusually quiet. Displaying male has faint clicking “tic-dik” or vaguely trebled “see-sa’lick” or... read more
Várzea forests, prefers dark vine tangles near open water; also damp thickets and... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Usually solitary or in pairs, inconspicuous unless displaying; female sometimes associated loosely with mixed-species flocks.... read more
Nest-building in Feb in Venezuela (Hato Cedral) and Jul in Brazil. Displaying male, usually from thick vine, jumps vertically, calls, and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Rare or uncommon to locally common; probably often overlooked. Occurs in Alto Orinoco-Casiquiare Biosphere Reserve, in Venezuela, and Anavilhanas... read more
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