French: Tyran à tête grise German: Graukappen-Maskentyrann Spanish: Bienteveo cabecigrís
Subspecies and Distribution
M. g. granadensis
Lawrence, 1862 – E Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica S to CE Panama.
M. g. occidentalis
J. T. Zimmer, 1937 – E Panama (Darién), N & W Colombia (W of Andes) and NW Ecuador (S to N Manabí and S Pichincha).
M. g. obscurior
Todd, 1925 – C & E Colombia (lower Magdalena Valley S to SE side of Serranía San Lucas, S from W Meta and Vaupés, and widely E of E Andes) and SE Venezuela (C & S Amazonas, W Bolívar) S to E Ecuador, E Peru (E of Andes), W Brazil (E to N Roraima, W Amazonas and Rondônia) and N Bolivia (S to Cochabamba and N Santa Cruz).
16–18 cm; 28–30 g. Has crown and nape grey, semi-concealed orange-yellow or reddish-orange coronal patch; white forehead extending into rather short, narrow white... read more
Sharp, dry, emphatic, and often incessantly repeated nasal “kip”, “bip” or “wic” notes and longer “... read more
Agricultural areas with scattered trees, semi-open and shrubby clearings, humid second growth,... read more
Food and feeding
Insects; considerable quantities of berries and arillate seeds also consumed. Usually in pairs or small, sometimes noisy, family groups,... read more
Breeds Feb–Jun, occasionally to Aug, in Costa Rica and during Feb–May dry season in Panama; nest found in Mar in Colombia (... read more
Not well known. Probably mainly resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common. Has relatively extensive range; possible occurrence also in NW Peru doubted, as single 1877 specimen from Tumbes may have... read more
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