Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Near Threatened

Belted Flycatcher (Xenotriccus callizonus)


Taxonomy

French: Moucherolle ceinturé German: Brustband-Schnäppertyrann Spanish: Mosquero fajado
Taxonomy:

Xenotriccus callizonus

Dwight and Griscom

, 1927,

Panajachel, 5500 feet [c. 1675 m], Lake Atitlán, Guatemala

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

Interior and adjacent Pacific slope of S Mexico (Chiapas) S locally to NW El Salvador.

Descriptive notes

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

Voice

Call a buzzy nasal “rreah” or “choi-ih”, sharper “cheuh” and burry “pi’kweehr”; song an... read more

Habitat

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

Breeding

Nest a cup made of fine grass and other plant fibres, placed low in fork of shrub. Clutch 3 eggs. No other information.

Movements

Resident.

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

Recommended citation

Farnsworth, A. & Lebbin, D. (2019). Belted Flycatcher (Xenotriccus callizonus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/57346 on 11 December 2019).