French: Ada à bec bleu German: Einfarbdunkeltyrann Spanish: Viudita picoceleste
SE Brazil (N to Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo), Uruguay and NE Argentina (Misiones S to N Buenos Aires); S populations winter N to SC Brazil (Mato Grosso do Sul) and E Paraguay.
14·5–15 cm. Male plumage is all glossy black, except for faint white edges on underwing (remiges); iris bright red; bill pale blue bill with black tip; legs black.... read more
Generally quiet; barely audible “it” call while perched.
Borders of humid forest and gallery woodland, less often venturing out into shrubby semi-open... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Usually in pairs, often inconspicuous. Generally perches at low levels; occasionally takes high exposed perch for protracted... read more
Little known. Nov–Dec in Argentina. Male, with wings raised, glides silently down in front of female. Nest an open cup made of small... read more
Austral migrant; those breeding in S of range mainly migrate N as far as Paraguay and SC Brazil (... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally common or abundant. Appears to be most numerous in SE Brazil, e.g. Rio Grande do Sul. Recorded in Mata dos Godoy State Park (... read more
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