French: Moucherolle de Todd German: Amazonienstrauchtyrann Spanish: Mosquero matorralero amazónico
Other common names: Todd's Scrub-flycatcher
Sublegatus glaber obscurior
Cayenne, French Guiana.
See S. arenarum; for vocal differences from S. modestus see below. Monotypic.
14 cm; 14·5–17 g. Has faint, thin pale supercilium; dark greyish-brown above, wings dusky grey with indistinct greyish to whitish wingbars; tail dusky; chin, throat and... read more
Dawn song a loud, repeated phrase of 2–3 syllables, “ch-we-deé ch-we-deé chu-weeé”, third... read more
Scrubby clearings and forest and river edge, from sea-level to at least 450 m; locally to 900 m at... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods; probably also small berries. Forages inconspicuously in shrubs and small trees, perching upright with tail vertically downwards... read more
Enlarged testes and song during Jul, and nest-building in late Jul, in Ecuador; enlarged testes during Mar in Guyana. Nest is open cup in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Local and apparently rare to uncommon, although easily overlooked because of inconspicuous behaviour. Occurs in La Selva Lodge, in Ecuador, Tambopata... read more
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