French: Moucherolle à ventre bai German: Hellschulter-Nonnentyrann Spanish: Monjita chocolate
Río Santa Lucía, Uruguay
SE Argentina (from S Río Negro) S, including extreme S Chile (Magallanes), to Tierra del Fuego; migrates N to EC Argentina, Uruguay and SE Brazil.
22–23 cm; 77 g. Large and handsome terrestrial flycatcher. Head is ashy grey, blackish fore-face and ocular region; upperparts brownish-grey; wing-coverts mostly white... read more
Usually quiet; breeding male emits weak “bur-bit” at dawn and dusk from the ground or a rock.
Semi-open and open grass and scrub-covered steppe with scattered tussocks and Berberis or... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including large beetles (Coleoptera), also small vertebrates (lizards). Usually in widely spaced pairs, but in non-breeding season... read more
Nov–Dec in Argentina. Nest a bowl-shaped cup, lined with grasses and feathers, diameter c. 10–10·4 cm, depth 5–6·9 cm;... read more
After breeding, moves N to winter in NE Argentina (mostly Córdoba, Santa Fe and Entre Rios S to Río... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Southern Patagonia EBA. Rare to uncommon. Fairly common around El Caín (S Río Negro) and Estancia Las Vegas (S... read more
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