French: Tyranneau brun German: Drehschwingentyrann Spanish: Mosquero pardo
P. L. Sclater
Babahoyo, Los Ríos, Ecuador
Subspecies and Distribution
C. s. subbrunneus
(P. L. Sclater, 1860) – C & E Panama, NC & W Colombia and W Ecuador.
C. s. minor
P. L. Sclater, 1884 – W Amazon from SE Colombia and E Ecuador S to E Peru, W Brazil (E to R Negro and lower R Madeira) and extreme NW Bolivia (NW Pando).
14–18 cm. Dull brown tyrannid with long and prominent rictal bristles. Male has dull brown head, buff loral spot; upperparts dull brown, wings darker or duskier, wing-... read more
Call a sharp, somewhat nasal whistle, “kuuuu-wit”, usually doubled and occasionally... read more
Lower growth of humid and deciduous forest, secondary woodland; favours shady areas with many vines... read more
Food and feeding
Little known. Insects. Usually solitary and often highly sedentary; rarely joins mixed flocks. Rather unsuspicious. Frequently slowly... read more
In Colombia, Jan–Apr in W (N Antioquia, Chocó) and Jun in S (W Caquetá). Possibly occurs in scattered leks; use of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Rare to uncommon in most of range; locally fairly common in Panama and E Ecuador. Appears to be fairly widespread. Numerous along Pipeline Road (... read more
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