French: Moucherolle d’Euler German: Eulerschnäppertyrann Spanish: Mosquero de Euler
Cantagalo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Subspecies and Distribution
L. e. flaviventris
(Lawrence, 1887) – Lawrence's Flycatcher – Grenada, in S Windward Is (probably extinct).
L. e. lawrencei
(J. A. Allen, 1889) – E Colombia, W & N Venezuela, Trinidad, locally in the Guianas.
L. e. bolivianus
(J. A. Allen, 1889) – S & SE Venezuela, E Ecuador, E Peru, much of Brazil (except N & SE) and NW Bolivia; some possibly migrate to Colombia.
L. e. argentinus
(Cabanis, 1868) – C & E Bolivia, N & NE Argentina and Paraguay; migrates N into Amazonia of E Peru and E Brazil.
L. e. euleri
(Cabanis, 1868) – Euler's Flycatcher – SE Brazil, NE Argentina and Uruguay; migrates N into Amazonia of NE Peru, Bolivia and Brazil.
12·7–13·5 cm; 9–13·8 g. Generally drab, similar to some Empidonax species, but browner above and buffier wingbars. Nominate race has... read more
Song an abrupt and buzzy “fééú! pe’pe’pe’p’p”, first note loudest and second part descending scale... read more
Lower levels of moist and humid forest, secondary growth, and open forest borders; sometimes in... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods, especially beetles (Coleoptera), ants (Hymenoptera), homopteran bugs (planthoppers and cicadas), and assorted dipterans,... read more
Breeds May–Jul in Trinidad, Sept–Nov in Brazil and Oct–Nov and Jan in Argentina. Nest a cup lined with soft black fibres... read more
Mainly resident. Race argentinus and S populations of nominate migrate N into Amazonia... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally common; becomes less numerous and widespread in N part of range, e.g. much more scarce in Colombia and Ecuador. Grenada race (... read more
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