French: Tyranneau souris German: Graubraun-Kleintyrann Spanish: Piojito pardo
Juazeiro, Rio São Francisco, northern Bahia, Brazil
Subspecies and Distribution
P. m. eremonoma
Wetmore, 1953 – Pacific lowlands of S Costa Rica#R and Panama (Chiriquí to Panamá Province).
P. m. incomta
(Cabanis & Heine, 1860) – #RColombia (N and Andes) and NE Ecuador E to Venezuela (except S Amazonas), Trinidad (including Monos I) and the Guianas.
P. m. wagae
(Taczanowski, 1884) – the Guianas, Amazonian Brazil, E Peru and N Bolivia.
P. m. murina
(Spix, 1825) – C, E & S Brazil (Maranhão, Ceará and Pernambuco S to Mato Grosso and São Paulo), C & S Bolivia (Cochabamba S to Tarija), Paraguay and NW & NE Argentina (S to La Rioja and E Chaco).
10·5–12 cm; 7–12·4 g. Nondescript brownish flycatcher with medium-sized bill. Nominate race has broad but weakly defined whitish to creamy... read more
Dry, nasal chatter preceded by 1–2 sharper notes, “chéé-dit-tr-tr-tr-tr-... read more
Arid lowland and lower montane scrub, especially Acacia and other partially open trees,... read more
Food and feeding
Insects; fruits, especially of mistletoe (Loranthaceae), e.g. Phthirusa pyrifolia and Struthanthus concinnus, also eaten... read more
Season probably mid Mar to early Jun in Panama, May–Oct in N, W & E Colombia, May–Jul in Venezuela, Jan–Jul and Sept... read more
Moves downslope after breeding, e.g. race ignobilis in Bolivia breeds in highlands (see... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Uncommon to common, locally rare (e.g. in parts of Paraguay) and range rather restricted in Panama. Occurs in many national parks and... read more
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