French: Tyran plaintif German: Zimtschmucktyrann Spanish: Plañidera rojiza
P. L. Sclater and Salvin, 1860,
Choctum, Alta Vera Paz, Guatemala.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
R. h. holerythra
(P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1860) – Atlantic slope from S Mexico (N Oaxaca) S to Panama and N Colombia (E to Santander).
R. h. rosenbergi
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1905) – Pacific lowlands of W Colombia (S from S Chocó) and NW Ecuador (Esmeraldas, rarely Pichincha).
19·5–21 cm; 36–40 g. Entire plumage is essentially rufous; cinnamon-brown to russet above, crown darker rufous than back; remiges darker brown, broadly edged... read more
Calls include a clear mournful whistle, “wheeeip, wheeeer”, and somewhat livelier “wheee-per,... read more
Humid evergreen forest and mature secondary woodland, much less often at forest edge; mid-levels... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on large slow-moving insects such as katydids (Tettigoniidae), stick-insects (Phasmida) and caterpillars; also berries and arillate... read more
Season Mar–Jun in Costa Rica and Feb–May in Colombia. Nests in tree cavity, usually old woodpecker (Picidae) hole, possibly... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally common; perhaps overlooked. Apparently more common in N part of range. Probably locally extinct wherever deforestation has been... read more
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