Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Near Threatened

Piura Chat-tyrant (Ochthoeca piurae)


Taxonomy

French: Pitajo de Piura German: Buntflügel-Schmätzertyrann Spanish: Pitajo de Piura
Taxonomy:

Ochthœca piuræ

Chapman

, 1924,

Piura, Peru

.

Close to O. leucophrys and sometimes considered conspecific. Monotypic.

Distribution:

W slope of W Andes from Piura S to Ancash, in NW Peru.

Descriptive notes

12–12·5 cm. Has crown and face dark brown, conspicuous white frontal band and long supercilium; back brown, lower back and rump dusky brown; wings duskier... read more

Voice

Call a thin “tchiitt”, sometimes extended into soft, descending trill lasting 1–3... read more

Habitat

Arid montane-forest edge and hillside scrub and riparian thickets, at 1200–3300 m.

Food and feeding

Unknown. Diet presumably insects. Usually singly or in pairs.

Breeding

Unknown.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Tumbesian Region EBA. Recorded at five localities in NW Peru: Palambla (in... read more

Recommended citation

Farnsworth, A. & Langham, G. (2019). Piura Chat-tyrant (Ochthoeca piurae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/57407 on 9 December 2019).