French: Moucherolle à tête noire German: Schwarzkappen-Schnäppertyrann Spanish: Mosquero cabecinegro
Volcán de Chiriquí, Panama
Cordilleras of Costa Rica and W Panama (W Chiriquí and adjacent Bocas del Toro).
11·5 cm; 9 g. Has bold white eyering, broken above eye, broad at rear; short-crested black crown contrasts with brownish-olive head side, nape and upperparts; wings... read more
Call a simple whistled “tsip”, “chip” or “whit”; loud “... read more
Montane oak (Quercus) forests, forest borders and clearings, brushy second growth,... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including dipterans, coleopterans and lepidopterans. Searches for prey from exposed perch, either high in canopy of montane forest... read more
Mar–May. Nest a cup made of fine grass and moss, lined with fine plant fibres, horsehair, small feathers and bear lichen (Usnea... read more
Presumably resident; some move downslope during height of rainy season.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Costa Rica and Panama Highlands EBA. Fairly common to common. Highland forests in this species’ range have... read more
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