French: Dormilon cendré German: Graubraun-Grundtyrann Spanish: Dormilona cenicienta
R. A. Philippi [Krumwiede] and Landbeck, 1864,
Arañas, Valle Largo, Las Chacarillas, Cordilleras de Santiago, Chile.
Subspecies and Distribution
M. c. cinereus
R. A. Philippi [Krumwiede] & Landbeck, 1864 – Peru (S Puno), Bolivia, N Chile (Coquimbo S to Maule) and W Argentina (Mendoza); S populations migrate N.
M. c. argentinus
Hellmayr, 1932 – NW Argentina (Jujuy S to Catamarca); S populations migrate N.
16·5 cm. Relatively plain-headed. Has narrow white supercilium extending to eye, dusky lores; greyish-brown above, wings duskier, some pale edging on wing-coverts; tail... read more
Song is unknown. Call is a soft "pip" repeated at intervals.
Montane scrub, open puna grassland, rocky pastures near streams and lakes; near bogs and... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Mainly terrestrial, making short runs and hops, stopping suddenly and standing erect; less frequently, sallies from the ground or... read more
Sept–Mar; nests found in Nov in Chile and Argentina, also eggs in Oct in Chile, and fledglings in Dec in Argentina Jan in S Peru.... read more
Some migration N during austral winter, birds reaching C Peru (Lima and Junín).
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common. Occurs in e.g. Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary, in Peru, and Sajama and Eduardo Avaroa National Parks, in Bolivia.
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