French: Tyran chimu German: Schneekehl-Königstyrann Spanish: Tirano gorjiníveo
P. L. Sclater
Babahoyo, Los Ríos, Ecuador
W Ecuador (from C Manabí S, including I de la Plata, to El Oro and extreme SW Loja) and W Peru (S to Ancash); migrates to NW Ecuador and extreme SW Colombia (SW Nariño)#R.
19 cm. Has head largely grey, semi-concealed yellow coronal patch; narrow blackish forehead and blackish band from lores back to auriculars contrast strongly with whitish... read more
Short, dry series of “kip” notes, sometimes drawn out into snappy “kip, kr-r-e-e-e”, or a thin... read more
Primarily arid and fairly open country and agricultural areas having scattered groves of trees and... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and berries. Perches on tops of bushes, usually in less exposed situations compared with T. melancholicus. Hawks flying... read more
Breeds during rainy season, Jan/late Feb to mid-May/July, in SW Ecuador; sometimes double-brooded. Typical nest cup-shaped, c. 8–10... read more
Sedentary to partially migratory, moving relatively short distances to more humid areas during dry... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally common. Occurs in several national parks and other protected areas, e.g. Cerro Blanco Forest Reserve, Machalilla National Park,... read more
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