French: Pépoaza cendré German: Bartstreif-Nonnentyrann Spanish: Monjita gris
hinterland of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
X. c. cinereus
(Vieillot, 1816) – S Suriname (Sipaliwini Savanna), E Brazil (Amapá and Maranhão S to Rio Grande do Sul), NE Argentina (Misiones) and Uruguay.
X. c. pepoaza
(Vieillot, 1823) – extreme SE Peru (E Madre de Dios) through E Bolivia to SC Brazil (S Mato Grosso do Sul), Paraguay and N Argentina (S to Tucumán and N Buenos Aires).
22·5–23 cm; 50–621 g. Plumage is mouse-grey or dusky greyish above, broad white supraloral stripe, narrow white moustachial stripe, broader black submoustachial... read more
Call a high and whistled “pééa”; song “pééehpééeh-ili, dew-dlee-ew”, usually at dawn.
Grassland and cerrado, occasionally around buildings, pastures, and outskirts of major... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Perches conspicuously on fences, bushes and wires; drops to ground after prey; less frequently sallies or runs along the ground.... read more
Little known. Nests found in Jan in Brazil, Dec in Argentina, and Oct and Nov in Urugauy; fledglings in Dec in Surinam. Undulating flight... read more
Mostly resident. Some S populations migratory; details uncertain.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Uncommon to common. Common in Sipaliwini Savanna Nature Reserve, in Surinam, and numerous across cerrado of Brazil (e.g.... read more
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