Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Near Threatened

Southern Bristle-tyrant (Pogonotriccus eximius)


Taxonomy

French: Tyranneau distingué German: Weißzügel-Laubtyrann Spanish: Orejerito cejudo
Taxonomy:

Muscicapa eximia

Temminck

, 1822,

Ipanema, São Paulo, Brazil

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

SE Brazil (S Mato Grosso do Sul E to Rio de Janeiro, S to N Rio Grande do Sul), E Paraguay and NE Argentina (Misiones).

Descriptive notes

11 cm; c. 7–8 g. Has grey crown with olive wash at centre, prominent white supraloral stripe and supercilum extending well behind eye, bordered below by blackish lores... read more

Voice

Sings and calls frequently with thin, chittery trills that end emphatically.

Habitat

Tropical evergreen and lower montane forest and forest borders, mostly near rivers and streams, to... read more

Food and feeding

Arthropods. Usually forages singly or in pairs, only rarely with mixed-species flocks. Perches in mid-storey of forest, posture upright... read more

Breeding

Jul–Jan. Nest bulky, oven-shaped, a closed/globular/lateral structure with side entrance, constructed mainly from mosses and spider... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common. Population concentrated principally in basin of R Paraná. Occurs in several... read more

Recommended citation

Fitzpatrick, J. (2019). Southern Bristle-tyrant (Pogonotriccus eximius). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/57232 on 25 June 2019).