French: Moucherolle à queue courte German: Stummelschwanztyrann Spanish: Dormilona colicorta
d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye
SW Ecuador (I de la Plata, off Manabí, and Guayas S to Loja), N & W Peru (Amazonas, and down coast to Tacna) and N Chile (Arica); two records from SW Colombia#R.
11–11·5 cm. Plumage is brownish-grey above, short supraloral stripe white, semi-concealed yellow coronal patch; upper rump buffy, lower rump and uppertail-... read more
Song, usually from mound or low perch, occasionally during aerial display, a weak, sibilant “... read more
Arid coastal lowlands and arid intermontane valleys, preferring open, barren or sandy areas and... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Almost exclusively terrestrial; pursues insects on the ground by alternately running and pausing briefly, making short, rapid... read more
Feb–Jun in Ecuador. Song occasionally given during aerial display up to 20 m high. Nest cup-shaped, composed of uniform, dry, greyish... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common. Largest numbers along coast, especially numerous on Santa Elena Peninsula (Ecuador) and arid coastal zone of S... read more
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