French: Tyran à front gris German: Rußkappen-Schopftyrann Spanish: Copetón tiznado
P. L. Sclater
Subspecies and Distribution
M. p. phaeocephalus
P. L. Sclater, 1860 – W Ecuador (S from NW Esmeraldas and W Pichincha) and NW Peru (S to Lambayeque).
M. p. interior
J. T. Zimmer, 1938 – extreme SE Ecuador (near Zumba, in S Zamora-Chinchipe) and N Peru (upper R Marañón drainage in NE Cajamarca and NW Amazonas).
18–19 cm; 24–29·5 g. The only Myiarchus with combination of blue-grey crown, greyish nuchal collar and olive-green back. Forehead and forecrown are light... read more
Repeated hiccups, rasping whistles and high-pitched whistles in response to intruding conspecifics... read more
Deciduous woodland, arid scrub, sometimes edge of mangroves in lowlands and foothills; tropical... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Sallies from tree perches.
Breeds Feb–Apr; copulation observed Jan–Mar. Nest in cavity lined with fur, snakeskin and clear plastic, typical of genus. Mean... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Tumbesian Region EBA and Marañón Valley EBA. Uncommon to fairly common. Common in Chongon Hills, and also occurs... read more
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