French: Moucherolle ombré German: Trauerschnäppertyrann Spanish: Pibí oscuro
Barranca, Costa Rica
Mountains of Costa Rica and extreme W Panama.
16·5 cm; 23 g. Large, crested pewee. Has head and upperparts uniform dark sooty olive-grey, darkest on crown; wings and tail blackish, wing-coverts faintly tipped grey (... read more
Frequently repeated call a loud “wic”, “whip” or “pip pip pip”; also loud “weer”. Dawn song, from... read more
Humid montane forest, forest borders and clearings with scattered trees; 1200–2150 m in Costa... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Searches for prey from high perch, often exposed dead branch or top of tree, stance upright; captures prey with long sallies,... read more
Mar–Jun. Nest a broad shallow cup made of green moss, liverworts and lichens, bound by spiderweb, lined with rootlets and coarse... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Costa Rica and Panama Highlands EBA. Uncommon to fairly common. Highland forests in species’ range have been... read more
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