French: Dormilon fluviatile German: Tiefland-Grundtyrann Spanish: Dormilona enana
P. L. Sclater and Salvin
lower Río Ucayali, Peru
Extreme SE Colombia (SE Amazonas) and E Peru (N bank of R Marañón S to R Inambari) to W Brazil (E to middle R Amazon and upper R Madeira region) and NW & C Bolivia (to Cochabamba); recorded, status unknown, in W & E Ecuador#R#R.
13–14 cm. Has pale buffy supraloral line and eyering; above, greyish and sandy brown, wings dusky, inner remiges very narrowly edged pale greyish-cinnamon or rufescent... read more
Usually quiet; call a single high-pitched “peeeép” with rising inflection.
Open or sparsely vegetated sandbars and river islands; sometimes in adjacent open grassy areas. The... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Usually found singly or in pairs, running in open, though rather inconspicuous (dorsal coloration similar to that of usual sandy... read more
Aug–Oct in SE Peru. Nest is inconspicuous cup of weeds and twigs on ground amongst emerging Tessaria on large sandy beaches... read more
Resident. Some possible movement; e.g. records at highland localities, e.g. in Colombia, Ecuador... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon and local. Occurs in e.g. Tambopata-Candamo Reserved Zone and Manu National Park and Biosphere Reserve, in Peru, Pilón Lajas Biosphere... read more
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