French: Tyranneau noirâtre German: Rußkleintyrann Spanish: Piojito gris
S Bolivia (Tarija), Paraguay and SE Brazil (S from Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo; recently recorded in CE Tocantins#R) S to C Argentina (S to Río Negro) and Uruguay.
12 cm; 9 g. Plumage is uniformly dark grey to brownish-grey above, crown slightly darker, semi-concealed white crownstripe; wings dusky grey, two indistinct paler grey... read more
Song a few staccato notes, followed by higher, sweet, “canary-like” notes.
Almost always near water, most often along rocky or brushy margins of streams and rivers, also... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Very active, restlessly flitting from perch to perch on rocks or branches, rarely to ground. Sallies into air, to ground and to... read more
Oct–Dec. Nest, built by both sexes, a tightly woven open cup or basket up to 10 cm deep, 4 cm wide, of roots and grasses, lined with... read more
Uncertain; apparently resident over most of range, but populations in extreme S possibly migrate N... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Uncommon. Occurs in many national parks and other protected areas throughout its range, e.g. Ybycuí National Park, in Paraguay... read more
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