French: Moucherolle ceinturé German: Brustband-Schnäppertyrann Spanish: Mosquero fajado
Dwight and Griscom
Panajachel, 5500 feet [c. 1675 m], Lake Atitlán, Guatemala
Interior and adjacent Pacific slope of S Mexico (Chiapas) S locally to NW El Salvador.
11·5–12·5 cm. Distinctive, crested flycatcher. Has olive crown with usually obvious spiked erectile crest; pale lores and pale lemon, teardrop-shaped eyering; nape... read more
Call a buzzy nasal “rreah” or “choi-ih”, sharper “cheuh” and burry “pi’kweehr”; song an... read more
Understorey of dense, scrubby woodland, especially with oaks (Quercus); highlands from... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Usually remains well hidden, and best detected by voice. Forages by searching from low perch, and then sallying out to capture... read more
Nest a cup made of fine grass and other plant fibres, placed low in fork of shrub. Clutch 3 eggs. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in North Central American Highlands EBA. Uncommon and locally distributed,... read more
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