French: Tyran pirate German: Kurzschnabel-Maskentyrann Spanish: Mosquero pirata
Subspecies and Distribution
L. l. variegatus
(P. L. Sclater, 1857) – E Mexico (S San Luis Potosí E to Tabasco, N & C Campeche and Quintana Roo to N Oaxaca and N Chiapas) to N & C Guatemala, Belize and N & E Honduras.
L. l. leucophaius
(Vieillot, 1818) – Nicaragua S to Panama and Colombia, then E to Venezuela and the Guianas, Trinidad and Tobago, and S through Ecuador, Peru, NW & C Brazil (S to Mato Grosso and N Rio Grande do Sul) and N & E Bolivia to C & E Paraguay and N Argentina (Salta, Jujuy and Tucumán; E Formosa, E Chaco, Corrientes and Misiones).
14·5–17 cm; 19–26 g. Has forehead and crown blackish, semi-concealed yellow coronal patch; prominent and fairly broad supercilia, confluent on forehead and... read more
Rather conspicuous vocally during breeding period; male song, often repeated tirelessly from... read more
Tall second growth and gallery forest, lighter humid woodland and evergreen forest borders, edges... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, e.g. dragonflies (Odonata); also fruit. Adults said to be almost entirely frugivorous, with copious small berries and green... read more
Breeding times require further documentation: in Venezuela, birds in breeding condition by Feb (Barinas), Mar–Apr (S & E Bol... read more
At least partially migratory in both N & S parts of range. Although details not well known, it... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Uncommon to fairly common. Has large range covering most of Middle America and most of N & C South America. Occurs in many... read more
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