French: Tyran licteur German: Liktormaskentyrann Spanish: Bienteveo chico
M. H. C. Lichtenstein, 1823,
Belém, east Pará, Brazil.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
P. l. panamense
(Bangs & T. E. Penard, 1918) – E Panama (E from Canal Zone) and Caribbean coast of Colombia (Atrato E to Santa Marta and lower R Magdalena).
P. l. lictor
(M. H. C. Lichtenstein, 1823) – Venezuela and the Guianas S to E Colombia, E Ecuador and E Peru, Amazonian & E Brazil (E to Amapá, Maranhão and W Piauí, S to Mato Grosso do Sul and São Paulo, and from Pernambuco S to Rio de Janeiro; perhaps more extensive in CE Brazil#R) and N Bolivia (S to Cochabamba and N Santa Cruz).
15–18 cm; 25 g. Has black or sooty crown, large bright yellow coronal patch (semi-concealed), conspicuous white supercilia confluent or nearly so on nape, black or... read more
Calls a vigorous, buzzy, rather nasal “dzay” or “dzweey”, or more prolonged “dzay-dzwey-dwzee-zwee... read more
Shrubby vegetation, low trees, snags and stumps near open water or marshy, shrubby pasture,... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Usually in pairs, occasionally alone or in small groups of 3–4; most often perches at lower levels, usually not higher than... read more
Two nests found in Jun (Caquetá) and two males in breeding condition in Jul (César) in Colombia; breeds Jun–Oct in Venezuela (W Apure... read more
Probably resident throughout range. One report of possible vagrant in Argentina (N Buenos Aires)... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common. Occurs in many national parks and other protected areas throughout its relatively large range. Much of this species’ habitat within... read more
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