French: Moucherolle cendré German: Dunkel-Waldschnäppertyrann Spanish: Pibí tropical sureño
“in sylvis flum. Amazonum”; error = Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Subspecies and Distribution
C. c. pallescens
(Hellmayr, 1927) – SC & E Brazil (S Maranhão to Pernambuco, S to Mato Grosso do Sul) S to NE Paraguay, E Bolivia and NW Argentina (S to Tucumán); also rare migrant, probably this race, in SE Peru#R.
C. c. cinereus
(Spix, 1825) – SE Paraguay, SE Brazil (SE Bahia to Santa Catarina) and NE Argentina (Misiones).
13–14·5 cm; 10–15 g. Nominate race has peaked crown with slight crest; is dark sooty grey above and below; two indistinct paler wingbars, grey throat, tiny... read more
Calls in E Brazil a typical and repeated “pip-pip-pip” or “bit-bit-bit”,... read more
Light and secondary woodland, plantations, semi-deciduous forest borders and other semi-open wooded... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Usually observed alone or in pairs. Searches from exposed perch at low to middle levels in open areas or along forest border;... read more
Nests (two) found in Oct and Nov in Argentina. Male display involves squatting, jumping, and flicking of wings and tail, reminiscent of... read more
Mainly resident, but race pallescens moves N during austral winter, apparently reaching as... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally fairly common, but rare locally, e.g. in S Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina). Occurs in many national parks and... read more
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