Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Endangered

Santa Marta Bush-tyrant (Myiotheretes pernix)


Taxonomy

French: Moucherolle des Santa Marta German: Santa-Marta-Buschtyrann Spanish: Birro de Santa Marta
Taxonomy:

Ochthodiæta pernix

Bangs

, 1899,

Macotama, Santa Marta Mountains, Colombia

.

Formerly placed with M. fumigatus and M. fuscorufus in a separate genus, Ochthodiaeta. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Santa Marta Mts, in N Colombia.

Descriptive notes

18–21 cm. Has whitish supraloral stripe; dark brown above; wings darker, two pale cinnamon or rufous wingbars, rufous edges of inner flight-feathers; tail blackish,... read more

Voice

Call a short but loud, descending whistle, “weeuuu, heeuuu, heeuu”, often repeated for... read more

Habitat

Shrubby borders of montane forest and secondary woodland, rarely in adjacent shrubby clearings,... read more

Food and feeding

Insects. Usually alone or in pairs; occasionally with mixed-species flocks. Makes long sallies from top of bush or small tree; occasionally... read more

Breeding

Unknown.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Santa Marta Mountains EBA. Uncommon. Global population of a few thousand individuals confined to area of 352 km² on N... read more

Recommended citation

Farnsworth, A., Langham, G. & Sharpe, C.J. (2018). Santa Marta Bush-tyrant (Myiotheretes pernix). 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/57418 on 21 October 2018).