French: Pépoaza couronné German: Schwarzkappen-Nonnentyrann Spanish: Monjita coronada
Río Plata, Paraguay
C Argentina (Catamarca S to S Buenos Aires and Río Negro); migrates N to as far as C Bolivia (W Santa Cruz), W Paraguay and extreme SE Brazil (W Rio Grande do Sul).
21–22 cm; 40–53 g. Has black crown bordered with broad white frontal band, supercilium and nuchal band; ear-coverts blackish; upperparts grey or brownish-grey;... read more
Song a soft, melodic “whut-whut, wheeeyr? whut”.
Open and semi-open areas with scattered bushes and low trees; mostly below 1500m.
Food and feeding
Insects. Usually perches on exposed shrub, tree or wire. Drops to ground to take prey, occasionally sallying or running. Generally wary.
Sept–Dec. Nest an open cup of small twigs and grass, lined with wool, hair and feathers, placed in tree or bush, normally beneath a... read more
Migrant. After breeding, migrates N through remainder of Argentina (except Misiones) N to S Bolivia... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common. May occasionally breed farther N, to W Tucumán.
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