Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Black-chested Tyrant (Taeniotriccus andrei)


Taxonomy

French: Tyranneau d’André German: Schwarzschopf-Todityrann Spanish: Mosquero pechinegro
Taxonomy:

Taeniotriccus andrei

Berlepsch and E. J. O. Hartert

, 1902,

La Prisión, Río Caura, Bolívar, Venezuela

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Race klagesi poorly known, validity questioned; maintained meantime, on basis of apparent large geographical separation from nominate, along with claimed plumage distinctions. Two subspecies currently recognized.

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).
  • Descriptive notes

    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

    Voice

    Most commonly heard vocalization (particularly among spontaneously calling individuals) a reedy... read more

    Habitat

    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

    Breeding

    Nothing known.

    Movements

    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

    Recommended citation

    Zimmer, K. & de Juana, E. (2018). Black-chested Tyrant (Taeniotriccus andrei). 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/57286 on 10 December 2018).