French: Tyran à gorge rayée German: Strichelbrust-Maskentyrann Spanish: Bienteveo pechioscuro
P. L. Sclater
Río Napo, Ecuador
Subspecies and Distribution
M. l. septentrionalis
Blake, 1961 – Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana and adjacent NE Brazil (Amapá).
M. l. luteiventris
(P. L. Sclater, 1858) – E Ecuador and SE Colombia (S from Putumayo and Vaupés) E to SE Venezuela (S Bolívar), S to Amazonian Brazil (E to E Pará and W Maranhão, S to Rondônia and N Mato Grosso), E Peru (Loreto and Madre de Dios, probably also elsewhere) and extreme NW Bolivia (Pando, N La Paz).
14–15 cm; 16·5 g. Plumage is dark olive-brown above, head slightly more greyish-brown and with some faint greyish streaking at side, semi-concealed yellow-orange... read more
Most frequent call a nasal, cat-like “meeow” or softer “neea”; when excited, fast nasal “nyeeuw-... read more
Shrubby forest borders, clearings with scattered bushes or trees, openings within forest created by... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and fruits. Usually in pairs or small groups, sometimes singly; mostly independent of mixed-species flocks. Perches on exposed... read more
Poorly known. Male in breeding condition in May in Colombia (Vaupés). One nest described: large, bulky, domed structure of grasses, some... read more
Poorly known; considered to wander rather widely and may be partially migratory.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Rare to locally uncommon, but perhaps often overlooked; possibly more widespread and more numerous than previously realized. Not well known. Occurs... read more
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