French: Moucherolle pie German: Elsterwassertyrann Spanish: Viudita pía
E Panama, N, C & E Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad and the Guianas S to upper E Orinoco and extreme N Brazil (upper R Branco, coastal Amapá); two sightings in Ecuador#R#R.
12·5–13·5 cm; 11–16 g. Prominent rictal bristles. Male has white head, contrasting black hindcrown and nape; upperparts mixed black and white, some white mottling... read more
Call a nasal, buzzy “zhweeoo” or “dreeap” (sometimes accompanied by vertical jump of c. 1 m),... read more
Around freshwater marshes, ponds and lakes, sometimes out into adjacent open areas, corrals and... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Usually singly or in scattered pairs. Conspicuous and tame. Usually forages in the open, gleaning prey from foliage and emergent... read more
Apr–Nov in Venezuela and Colombia; Jun–Oct, once in Jan, in Trinidad. Nest, built by both sexes, a large oval or spherical ball... read more
Resident. Recorded, however, in NE Ecuador in Jan 2008 and in NE Peru in Dec 2009.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common to locally common. May be slowly increasing its range in Panama and perhaps elsewhere. Occurs in Tinigua National Park... read more
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