French: Moucherolle bistré German: Schieferschnäppertyrann Spanish: Pibí ahumado
d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye
Yungas of Bolivia
Subspecies and Distribution
C. f. ardosiacus
(Lafresnaye, 1844) – Sierra de Perijá and Andes of Colombia (except SW), extreme W & SW Venezuela, E Ecuador and E Peru (S to Cuzco).
C. f. cineraceus
(Lafresnaye, 1848) – N Venezuela (Yaracuy and Coastal Range from Carabobo to Miranda).
C. f. duidae
(Chapman, 1929) – S Venezuela (N & C Amazonas, Bolívar) and adjacent Guyana.
C. f. zarumae
(Chapman, 1924) – SW Colombia (Nariño) and W Ecuador to NW Peru (Cajamarca).
C. f. fumigatus
(d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837) – SE Peru (Puno) S to W Bolivia (Cochabamba).
C. f. brachyrhynchus
Cabanis, 1883 – SE Bolivia (W Santa Cruz) S to NW Argentina (Tucumán).
16–17 cm; 18·2 g. Nominate race has dark grey crown with crest, indistinct paler supraloral stripe; upperparts fairly uniform grey, sometimes tinged olive, rump sooty... read more
Most frequent call a loud “pip pip pip”; also repeated clear whistled “peeew”. Rarely heard song a... read more
Humid montane forest, forest borders and clearings with scattered trees. Usually at 1000–2500... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Searches for prey from low to high perch, often exposed dead branch, top of tree, or lower fallen tree; perches erect. Captures... read more
Cup-nest made of moss and lichen, saddled on horizontal branch high in tree. In NE Ecuador, nine active nests found in Sept–Dec;... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common to common. Has relatively large range and is tolerant of disturbed habitat. Occurs in many national parks and other... read more
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