French: Pépoaza à ailes rousses German: Rostspiegel-Buschtyrann Spanish: Birro alirrufo
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
P. r. rufipennis
(Taczanowski, 1874) – Andes of Peru (S from S Amazonas, Cajamarca and Lambayeque to Cuzco and Arequipa), W Bolivia (NW Oruro) and N Chile (Arica).
P. r. bolivianus
Fjeldså, 1990 – Andes of SE Peru (Puno), Bolivia and NW Argentina (Jujuy, Salta).
18–21·5 cm. Nominate race is uniform ashy grey above, pale grey or whitish supercilium and black eyeline; remiges cinnamon at base with dark tips, most extensive on... read more
Call a high-pitched “tree”, given throughout day; alarm similar, but shorter.
Semi-arid montane slopes near timber-line, especially grassland with cacti, low woodlands and low... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Usually singly or in pairs; conspicuous. Prefers perches on bushes, low trees or cliffs when hunting. Drops from perch to capture... read more
In Peru, nesting in late Dec (Puno) and fledgling in Feb (Ancash). Performs a hovering-gliding display 10–12 m above ground.... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Appears to be generally rather rare, though locally fairly common. Recent information suggest that the species may be extending its range southwards... read more
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