French: Pitajo de d’Orbigny German: Graurücken-Schmätzertyrann Spanish: Pitajo canela
d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye
La Paz, Bolivia
Subspecies and Distribution
O. o. polionota
P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1870 – Andes of Peru (from La Libertad and San Martín S to Cuzco and N Puno).
O. o. oenanthoides
(d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837) – S Peru (Titicaca Basin, in S Puno and Tacna), N Chile (Arica), W Bolivia (S from La Paz) and NW Argentina (S to La Rioja).
14·5–17 cm. Nominate race has white frontal band and very long, broad whitish-buff supercilium; crown greyish or greyish-brown, blackish mask; upperparts greyish-brown... read more
Usually not very vocal; song a rhythmical loud “reek a teek a reek a teek a” lasting 1–3... read more
Arid montane forest and woodlands (e.g. Puya, Gynoxys and Polylepis),... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Usually alone or in pairs. Perches upright and conspicuously on dead branches, bushtops or fence posts; flies down to take insects... read more
In Bolivia, eggs and fledglings in Dec (La Paz) and juveniles in Jan (La Paz), Nov (Cochabamba) and Feb (Chuquisaca); pair feeding two... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common. Occurs in Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary and Huascarán National Park, in Peru, Madidi National Park, in Bolivia, and... read more
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