French: Moucherolle de Bonaparte German: Waldschnäppertyrann Spanish: Pibí tropical norteño
Subspecies and Distribution
C. b. brachytarsus
(P. L. Sclater, 1859) – S Mexico (from N Oaxaca, S Veracruz and Yucatán, including Cozumel I) S to Panama (W of Darién Gap).
C. b. rhizophorus
(Dwight & Griscom, 1924) – Guanacaste, in NW Costa Rica.
C. b. aithalodes
Wetmore, 1957 – Coiba I, off S Panama.
C. b. bogotensis
(Bonaparte, 1850) – N & E Colombia, N Venezuela, Trinidad, and extreme S Venezuela (S Amazonas) and adjacent NW Brazil.
C. b. surinamensis
F. P. Penard & A. P. Penard, 1910 – C Venezuela (NW Bolívar), the Guianas and NE Brazil (Amapá to Marajó I).
12–14·5 cm; 8–14 g. Peaked crown with slight crest; dark sooty grey above and below; two indistinct paler wingbars, grey throat, tiny area of white on central belly and... read more
Calls vary geographically: in Venezuela and most of range a short trilled “seerip”, “tre’e’e’e” or... read more
Borders of dry to moist forest, woodland (including pines in some areas), gallery forest, and... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including small hymenopterans, coleopterans, lepidopterans, dipterans. Usually observed alone or in pairs. Searches from exposed... read more
Season May–Jun in Oaxaca (Mexico), Mar–Jun in Costa Rica, Feb–Mar, Jun and Nov in Panama, Mar–May in NC Venezuela, Mar and May–Jul in... read more
Mainly resident; migratory in extreme N and extreme S. In Mexico, most birds breeding from Chiapas... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Uncommon (e.g. in Oaxaca, SW Mexico) to locally common (e.g. in parts of N Colombia and N Venezuela). Occurs in many national parks... read more
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