French: Tyran flammé German: Breitschnabel-Schopftyrann Spanish: Copetón abejerillo
Cacoprieto, Oaxaca, southern Mexico
Incompletely known. SW & S Mexico from S Sinaloa S to Chiapas; populations in CW Chiapas (between El Sumidero and Tuxtla Gutiérrez, in Atlantic drainage of Cuenca Central) likely isolated from those along Pacific coast. Possibly also in Guatemala.
15–16·5 cm; 17·2–20·5 g. Diminutive Myiarchus-like flycatcher with distinctive pale supraloral stripe, broken ocular ring, and streaked throat and chest... read more
In response to intruding conspecifics, emits a variety of pulsed notes, with sustained whistles,... read more
Dry deciduous woodland. Open thorny woodland dominated by mesquite (Prosopis) and acacia... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Forages by outward hover-gleaning, similar to technique of Myiarchus.
In the Chamela-Cuixmala Biosphere Reserve, Jalisco, birds in breeding condition recorded only in Jun–Jul (the beginning of the rainy... read more
Probably sedentary. However, at the Chamela-Cuixmala Biosphere Reserve, Jalisco, it appears to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common. Relatively poorly known; apparently disjunct distribution suggests that closer study of ecology and distribution is warranted.
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