French: Ada cendré German: Schwarzmasken-Dunkeltyrann Spanish: Viudita chaqueña
Other common names:
d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye
“La Paz” = Chiquitos, Bolivia
E & S Bolivia (C & E Santa Cruz S to E Tarija), S Brazil (extreme W Mato Grosso do Sul), W Paraguay (W of R Paraguay) and NW Argentina (Jujuy and Formosa S to Córdoba and N San Luis).
13–13·5 cm. Male is mostly dark grey, darker head imparting distinctly hooded effect; face blackish-grey; wings dusky grey or blackish-grey, two narrow pale grey... read more
Quiet; displaying male gives “ts-ip” call while perched, and staccato “skidi-ik” (possibly wing... read more
Chaco woodland, borders and openings; also dense groves of forest in campo regions in... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Usually found singly, occasionally in pairs. Perches on exposed bushes or low trees, erect and alert, frequently twitching tail;... read more
Recorded in Nov–Feb in Argentina. Displaying male flies up from exposed perch to 8–15 m, folds wings and drops to new perch. In... read more
Not well known. Reportedly migratory in S part of range, but details unknown; single specimen in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to locally common. Chaco woodland is increasingly being cleared for cattle grazing and agriculture, putting this species at some risk.
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