French: Tyranneau à poitrine fauve German: Ockerbrust-Breitschnabeltyrann Spanish: Picoplano pechirrufo
P. L. Sclater
Nanegal, Pichincha, Ecuador
Andes of W Venezuela (S Táchira), Colombia (W range, also locally in N part of C range and W slope of E range), NW & E Ecuador, E Peru and NW Bolivia (S to Cochabamba).
15 cm; 11·4–27·5 g. Large-headed flycatcher. Has dark olive head and upperparts, faint pale greyish eyering; wings and tail duskier, conspicuous tawny-... read more
Call (Ecuador) an infrequent wheezy upslurred “zhreeyp”.
Lower growth of humid to wet montane forest, foothill forest, second growth, and shrubby borders,... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on arthropods. Forages alone, often at edge of understorey mixed-species flocks. Sits erect and quiet on low perch 1–4 m up,... read more
May in Colombia (N end of W Andes) and late Aug in NE Peru. Nest a bulky, pear-shaped structure (c. 8 cm × 3 cm) with downward-... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Rare to uncommon; generally rare at edge of its range in Venezuela; uncommon in Ecuador. Occurs in Tambito Nature Reserve, in... read more
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