French: Grisin sombre German: Grauameisenfänger Spanish: Hormiguero tirano
P. L. Sclater
“Bogotá” = probably nearby Cundinamarca, Colombia
Subspecies and Distribution
C. t. crepera
(Bangs, 1901) – SE Mexico (SE Veracruz, NE Oaxaca and N Chiapas E to S Quintana Roo), Belize, Guatemala and Honduras (Caribbean slope) S to W Panama (W & C Chiriquí, Bocas del Toro, NW Veraguas).
C. t. tyrannina
(P. L. Sclater, 1855) – C & E Panama (E from E Chiriquí, W Colón and NE Coclé), Colombia (Pacific slope, lower Cauca and Magdalena Valleys, and E of Andes S to R Caquetá), W Ecuador (S to S Guayas, one record in El Oro), S Venezuela (NW Bolívar, Amazonas) and extreme NW Brazil (N Amazonas W of lower R Negro, S to R Japurá).
C. t. vicina
(Todd, 1927) – NW Venezuela (S Zulia S to Táchira, W Andes N to Mérida and E Andes N to R Guanaré, Portuguesa) and E slope of Andes in N Colombia (Casanare).
C. t. saturatior
(C. Chubb, 1918) – Venezuela (S & E Bolívar), the Guianas and NE Amazonian Brazil (Roraima and from E of lower R Negro E to Amapá).
13·5–14·5 cm; 15–19 g. Male nominate race is slate-coloured above, wings and tail somewhat darker, interscapular patch white, wing-coverts and outer rectrices... read more
Male loudsong typically a series of relatively short notes at even pitch and pace except for lower-... read more
Thick understorey of lowland and foothill evergreen forest at edges of clearings, stream edges,... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on variety of insects, including beetles (Coleoptera), lepidopteran larvae, wasps (Hymenoptera), hemipterans, homopterans,... read more
Feb–Oct in Costa Rica and Panama and Aug–Nov in Amazonian Brazil; additional nest and egg descriptions from Nicaragua and... read more
None recorded; presumed resident throughout range.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common throughout its extensive range. Regions inhabited by this species encompass numerous protected parks and reserves. Its... read more
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