French: Tyran janeau German: Kleinantillen-Schopftyrann Spanish: Copetón de Ober
Dominica, Lesser Antilles
Subspecies and Distribution
M. o. berlepschii
Cory, 1888 – St Kitts, Nevis and Barbuda.
M. o. oberi
Lawrence, 1877 – Guadeloupe and Dominica.
M. o. sclateri
Lawrence, 1879 – Martinique.
M. o. sanctaeluciae
Hellmayr & Seilern, 1915 – St Lucia.
19–22 cm; 21·3–37 g. Nominate race has crown and upperparts dark olive-green, uppertail-coverts with rufous edges; lores (especially), ear-coverts and face... read more
Loud, prolonged plaintive whistles and also short whistles; dawn song like that of M.... read more
Primarily edges and canopy of dense woodland, “modified” thorn-scrub, forests and tree plantations... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and small fruit. Perches vertically for medium to long periods amidst vegetation, bowing head to peer about in search of prey;... read more
Breeds Mar–Jul, e.g. nest with eggs in May on Dominica. Loosely constructed nest of plant fibres, feathers and plant down, built in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Lesser Antilles EBA. Generally common; rare on Guadeloupe. Islands of Lesser Antilles have... read more
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