French: Moucherolle modeste German: Pantanalstrauchtyrann Spanish: Mosquero matorralero sureño
Camamú and Bahia, Brazil
Subspecies and Distribution
S. m. modestus
(Wied, 1831) – C Peru (Urubamba Valley in Cuzco) and N Bolivia E through S Brazil (E to Maranhão, Pernambuco and Paraná).
S. m. brevirostris
(d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837) – S Bolivia and Paraguay S to N Argentina (S to Buenos Aires and Mendoza) and E to Uruguay; regular non-breeding visitor N to E Peru and C Amazonia.
13 cm; 9·5–13 g. Nominate race is greyish-brown above, with almost imperceptible pale supercilium; wings dusky grey, with paler greyish wingbars; tail dusky; chin... read more
Dawn song of lowland birds a loud, repeated 2-syllable “pseee-ú”; call note a soft “cheer”.
Breeds in arid scrub and open deciduous woodland, mainly in very dry habitats; during migration and... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods recorded. Forages inconspicuously in shrubs and small trees, perching upright with tail vertically downwards; food items... read more
Nest-building in Sept and many nests with eggs or young Oct–Dec in Argentina; singing and birds with enlarged testes in late Oct in N... read more
Migratory in S. Populations breeding in Argentina (brevirostris) reach N at least to W... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Uncommon. Occurs in several protected areas, e.g. Manu National Park and Biosphere Reserve and Tambopata-Candamo Reserved Zone, in... read more
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