French: Tyranneau d’André German: Schwarzschopf-Todityrann Spanish: Mosquero pechinegro
Berlepsch and E. J. O. Hartert
La Prisión, Río Caura, Bolívar, Venezuela
Subspecies and Distribution
T. a. andrei
Berlepsch & E. J. O. Hartert, 1902 – NE & EC Venezuela in E Monagas, Delta Amacuro and C Bolívar (mostly lower and middle R Caura and R Paragua), and extreme N Brazil (NE Amazonas, N Roraima).
T. a. klagesi
Todd, 1925 – locally in EC Brazil S of Amazon (S Pará, N Maranhão, N Mato Grosso#R).
12 cm; 8–9·6 g. Distinctive, with lax, ruff-like crest, modified bristly feathers projecting from above and in front of eyes. Male has forehead, chin, throat, side of... read more
Most commonly heard vocalization (particularly among spontaneously calling individuals) a reedy... read more
Understorey of humid tropical lowland evergreen forest and forest edge, particularly in seasonally... read more
Food and feeding
Probably feeds on variety of insects and other small arthropods; only items identified in field observations were small orthopterans. All... read more
Presumed resident throughout range.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Poorly known; generally considered rare and patchily distributed throughout range, although it appears to be at least locally not uncommon, for... read more
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