French: Moucherolle aztèque German: Schopfschnäppertyrann Spanish: Mosquero del Balsas
J. T. Zimmer, 1938,
Cuernavaca, 5000 feet [c. 1525 m], Mexico.
13·5–14·5 cm. Distinctive, crested flycatcher, similar to Empidonax but more heavily built, longer-tailed, stouter-billed. Has greyish or brownish-olive crown... read more
Calls include nasal “brree” notes, richer more explosive “cheeoo” or “cheeup” notes, also harsher “... read more
Low to middle levels of arid montane scrub, mesquite and thorn-forest, occasionally in semi-open... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Forages by searching from low perch, in fairly erect posture; jerks tail up in manner of Empidonax oberholseri. Sallies... read more
Nest made of grasses and other plant fibres, often with trailing grass streamers, saddled in fork low in thorny thicket, and bound to fork... read more
Movements not well known. Mostly resident, but may descend in winter to lower elevations of the... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Previously considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Balsas Region and Interior Oaxaca EBA. Recent record from... read more
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