French: Moucherolle à queue-de-pie German: Kerbschwanztyrann Spanish: Viudita coluda
M. H. C. Lichtenstein
São Paulo, Brazil
CE & SE Brazil (S Bahia, C Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo S to Rio Grande do Sul), E Paraguay and NE Argentina (Misiones, Corrientes).
22·5 cm. Plumage is mostly rather dull dark grey; dusky auriculars forming a weak mask, faint streaking on crown and back; wings and tail dusky blackish; long, slender tail... read more
Usually silent; occasionally utters a “pup-pup-pup” or a disyllabic whistle, “jew-bewt”.
Inhabits borders of humid and montane forest and secondary woodland; to a lesser extent, moves out... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Usually in pairs, less often in groups of up to 5–6 birds. Usually hunts near canopy, perching on high exposed branches;... read more
Nov in Rio Grande do Sul. Nest is a tall, open cup made of coarse grass and twigs, covered with dry moss and lined with fine grass, less... read more
Resident, but little known.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Rare to uncommon. Regular in Intervales State Park and common at forest borders and in canopy in Patrimônio Natural do Caraça Special Reserve, both... read more
Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features!