French: Moucherolle à gorge rayée German: Streifenkehl-Buschtyrann Spanish: Birro grande
P. L. Sclater, 1853,
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
M. s. striaticollis
(P. L. Sclater, 1853) – Santa Marta Mts (N Colombia), Sierra de Perijá and W Andes of Venezuela and Colombia S to N & C Peru (S to Apurímac and Arequipa).
M. s. pallidus
Berlepsch, 1906 – E Andes in Peru (Cuzco, Puno), Bolivia and NW Argentina (S to Tucumán).
21–23 cm; 64 g. Largest Myiotheretes. Plumage is brown above, crown and face darker, faint whitish supraloral stripe; wings dusky, cinnamon-rufous edging, wide... read more
Call a loud, rising whistle, “pseeeeee”, with almost human quality; territorial call 2–4 loud... read more
Semi-open shrubby or grassy regions; in forest and woodland borders near cliffs, landslides or... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and small vertebrates. Forages singly or pair-members widely spaced. Uses exposed and elevated (often highly so) perches;... read more
Jan–Jun in N Colombia (Perijá, Santa Marta Mts); nestlings in early Mar in Venezuela (Mérida). Nest reported as a messy cup placed... read more
Resident; some seasonal altitudinal movement reported.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common. Never really common; given its tolerance of converted habitat, however, it is not threatened. Occurs in Sierra Nevada... read more
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