French: Tyran féroce German: Kurzschopftyrann Spanish: Copetón feroz
J. F. Gmelin
Subspecies and Distribution
M. f. brunnescens
J. T. Zimmer & Phelps, Sr, 1946 – core range a narrow belt of llanos in SW Venezuela (Táchira and Portuguesa E to NW Bolívar) and extreme NE Colombia (Arauca).
M. f. ferox
(J. F. Gmelin, 1789) – Amazon Basin (from E slopes of Andes in S Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and N Bolivia) E to E & S Venezuela, the Guianas and Brazil.
M. f. australis
Hellmayr, 1927 – lowlands from SE Bolivia, C Brazil (through S Mato Grosso, S Goiás, S Minas Gerais) and S through drainages of R Paraguay, R Paraná and R Uruguay to Argentina (S to S Corrientes) and extreme SW Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil); possibly also N & W Uruguay.
18 cm; male 21–33 g, female 23·5–34 g. A generally larger, dark-tailed, slightly crested Myiarchus, noticeably sooty-grey to darkish olive-green above.... read more
Short, slowly vibrato-modulated whistles given infrequently during foraging; vocal response to... read more
Clearings in forested areas, woodland borders, cerrado, várzea, igapó,... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and fruits; recorded food items in Surinam beetles (Coleoptera), hemipterans, including heteropteran stink or assassin bugs (... read more
Nominate race and australis breed mainly Jul–Dec; nests with eggs in Surinam populations currently ascribed to nominate... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common. Estimated population density in primary successional habitat in Peru 56·5 birds/100 ha (both in monocultures of Tessaria... read more
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