French: Moucherolle à croupion roux German: Rostbürzel-Buschtyrann Spanish: Birro culirrojo
P. L. Sclater, 1853,
Verdecocha, Pichincha, Ecuador.
Races poorly differentiated. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
C. e. orinomus
Wetmore, 1946 – N & C Colombia (Santa Marta Mts and NE Andes in Norte de Santander and Cundinamarca).
C. e. erythropygius
(P. L. Sclater, 1853) – S Colombia (Nariño) S to W & C Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba).
20–23 cm. Large and unmistakable flycatcher. Has crown light grey with narrow black shaft streaks, forehead grizzled whitish, vague whitish supercilium; dark brownish-... read more
Usually quiet; call a short, blurry whistle, “wheeeu”; occasional shrill “kyeee” and higher-pitched... read more
Montane scrub, páramo and Polylepis woodland; areas with scattered shrubs and low... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Often found singly, less often in pairs or family groups. Usually conspicuous; perches on fences, boulders, bushes and wires;... read more
Birds in breeding condition in Mar and Sept in Colombia; eggs in Nov in Peru (Puno). Nest an open cup placed low in bush. No other... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally uncommon; rare in Colombia. Occurs in Las Cajas National Recreation Area and Guandera Biological Reserve, in Ecuador, Machu Picchu Historical... read more
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