French: Grand Gaucho German: Schwarzschwanz-Hakentyrann Spanish: Gaucho grande
Tamnophilus [sic] lividus
mountains of Valparaíso, Chile.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
A. l. lividus
(Kittlitz, 1835) – coast and mountains of Chile (Atacama S to Valdivia).
A. l. fortis
Berlepsch, 1907 – S Chile (Aisén and Magallanes) and S Argentina (L Nahuel Huapi, in SW of Neuquén–Río Negro border, S to Tierra del Fuego).
26–28 cm. The largest flycatcher. Has dark head, ear-coverts tinged cinnamon, some whitish mottling on lores; mostly dull greyish-brown above; wings duskier, wing... read more
Usually silent; call “t-eek” or “t-eek-ek”. Adult male’s atten... read more
Semi-open shrubby and agricultural regions; avoids both very xeric and very wet habitats, as well... read more
Food and feeding
Large insects, small mammals, lizards, frogs, eggs or nestlings of other birds; rarely small birds, including Anairetes parulus.... read more
Oct (coastal) and Nov (interior) in Chile. Male has aerial display. Bulky cup-shaped stick nest, lined with grass and wool, placed in bush... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon, becoming rare in S part of range. Most common in C Chile (from Aconcagua S to Bío Bío) and in SC Patagonia (Chubut and Ais... read more
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