French: Moucherolle riverain German: Weißbrauentyrann Spanish: Mosquerito guardarríos
Elainea [sic] littoralis
Borba, Rio Madeira, Brazil
Amazonian S Colombia, S Venezuela (Amazonas, Bolívar) and S Guyana to E Ecuador, E Peru, N & C Bolivia and NW & NC Brazil; also N French Guiana and extreme NC Brazil (NE Amapá).
13–13·5 cm; 13·4 g. Generally rather nondescript. Plumage is sandy brown above, crown and lores darker, rump paler, faint whitish supercilium; wings and... read more
Usually quiet; call a weak, whistled “fwoit” or “fweet”; pair-members duet... read more
Along tropical rivers and margins, especially near steep banks, exposed roots, or piles of debris;... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Usually singly or in pairs; often confiding, sometimes repeatedly allowing close approach and then flying only to short distance.... read more
Apr–Oct (Peru). Nest an open cup of grass stems, rootlets and mud, placed 3 m above river edge or in steep riverbank, often on hard... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common, but sometimes thinly spread along rivers. Occurs in Alto Orinoco-Casiquiare Biosphere Reserve, in Venezuela, Tinigua... read more
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