French: Barbichon à queue noire German: Schwarzschwanzbekarde Spanish: Moscareta colinegra
Isthmus of Panama
Subspecies and Distribution
M. a. atricaudus
Lawrence, 1863 – Black-tailed Flycatcher – SW Costa Rica S to W Colombia.
M. a. modestus
Todd, 1912 – locally in C & E Venezuela (along R Orinoco in N Bolívar).
M. a. portovelae
Chapman, 1924 – W Ecuador and NW Peru (Tumbes).
M. a. adjacens
J. T. Zimmer, 1939 – S Colombia (Putumayo), E Ecuador, E Peru, and W Brazil (S of Amazon, E to R Madeira).
M. a. connectens
J. T. Zimmer, 1939 – NC & NE Brazil (S of Amazon, E from R Tapajós).
M. a. snethlagei
Hellmayr, 1927 – coastal NE Brazil (Maranhão to Ceará and Pernambuco S to E Goiás and W Bahia).
M. a. ridgwayi
Berlepsch, 1888 – Buff-rumped Flycatcher – SE Brazil (Espírito Santo and E Minas Gerais S to São Paulo and NE Paraná).
12–12·7 cm; 10 g. Large eyes, prominent long rictal bristles. Nominate race has crown, nape and back dark olive-green, semi-concealed yellow coronal patch, paler loral... read more
Generally quiet; call a soft wiry “tsit” or “wit”, weaker than that of M. sulphureipygius... read more
Lower growth of dry to humid forest, lighter woodland, shrubby second growth, and forest borders,... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods. Singly or in pairs; regularly accompanies mixed-species flocks. Actively forages at low to middle levels; fans tail and droops... read more
Apr in Costa Rica and Jun–Jul in Panama. Female constructs a messy bell-shaped or pyriform nest of fine brown plant fibres, suspended... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common. Occurs in Tarcol Lodge, in Costa Rica, Tambito Nature Reserve, in Colombia, Cerro Blanco Forest Reserve,... read more
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