French: Pitajo de Patagonie German: Patagonienschmätzertyrann Spanish: Peutrén
Gould and G. R. Gray
#R, Santa Cruz, Chile
SC Chile (from La Araucanía) and SW Argentina (from Neuquén and Río Negro) S to Tierra del Fuego; N to C Chile (Coquimbo) in non-breeding season.
12–12·5 cm. Has head darkish grey with median band on crown blackish-grey fading to brownish-grey towards rear; rest of head medium grey, with slightly paler, whitish... read more
Distinctive call, frequent in breeding season, occasional at other times, a drawn-out, high,... read more
Borders of humid forest, including Nothofagus, Quillaja saponaria and ... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Frequently found singly or in pairs; generally inconspicuous; usually perches upright. Forages at varying levels, usually in... read more
Nov–Feb in Chile and Oct–Feb in Argentina. Nest cup-shaped, consisting of grass and moss, frequently attached to bamboo stem,... read more
Austral migrant. Post-breeding movement N, to as far as C Chile (Coquimbo); leaves breeding grounds... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Rare to uncommon. Abundance decreases in extreme S parts of range. Occurs in all national parks within Chilean fjordlands, e.g. Puyehué National Park.
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