French: Tyran givré German: Andenschopftyrann Spanish: Copetón montañero
Tambillo, northern Peru
Subspecies and Distribution
M. c. caribbaeus
Hellmayr, 1925 – N & W Venezuela (N Coastal Range in Aragua and Distrito Federal, mountains of Sucre and N Monagas, Andes of Lara and Trujillo).
M. c. cephalotes
Taczanowski, 1880 – Andes of Colombia, E Ecuador, Peru (slopes of E & C cordilleras) and Bolivia (Yungas to W Santa Cruz).
18–19 cm; male 22·5–31 g, female 20·5–28 g (cephalotes), male 22·5–27·5g, female 23–24·5 g (... read more
Dawn song a series of piercing whistles given at intervals of at least 5 seconds; daytime contact... read more
Inhabits borders of moist and humid forests, clearings in forest, and open woodland. Occurs in... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including beetles (Coleoptera), wasps (Hymenoptera) and caterpillars; also berry seeds (“pits”). Sallies to hover-... read more
Breeds Apr–Jun in Venezuela and Colombia; males with enlarged testes and females with oviduct slightly enlarged and ova up to 2 mm in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally common. Fairly common in Serranías Cofán (Sucumbíos), in Ecuador, and along Maracay-Choroní pass, in Venezuela; occurs in Macarao... read more
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