French: Tyranneau à bec court German: Augenring-Breitschnabeltyrann Spanish: Picoplano de anteojos
Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
Subspecies and Distribution
R. b. pallidus
Binford, 1965 – Pacific slope of Oaxaca (Putla and Minitán E to Pluma Hidalgo), probably also in Guerrero, in S Mexico.
R. b. brevirostris
(Cabanis, 1847) – S Mexico E of Isthmus of Tehuantepec (S Veracruz and N & E Oaxaca E to Yucatán Peninsula) S to W Panama (Chiriquí, Veraguas).
R. b. hellmayri
Griscom, 1932 – mountains of E Panama (Darién) and extreme NW Colombia (Cerro Tacarcuna, in NW Chocó).
15–17 cm; 21–23 g. Large-headed flycatcher. Male has olive-green head and upperparts, conspicuous white eyering, faint dark smudge below eye, greyish lores and... read more
Variety of notes uttered 1–5 times, including high-pitched squeaky and rising “zweeip... read more
Upper understorey and middle levels of humid evergreen and semi-deciduous forest, forest borders... read more
Food and feeding
Diet largely arthropods, including beetles (Coleoptera), homopterans and caterpillars; berries and arillate seeds also eaten. Forages alone... read more
Mar–Jun in Mexico and Costa Rica. Nest a bulky, pear-shaped structure with downward-projecting entrance spout at side of bottom, made... read more
Largely resident; descends to lowlands during Dec–Mar non-breeding season in Mexico.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common or common throughout range. Probably locally extinct wherever deforestation has been intense, e.g. in lowlands in Panama.... read more
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